How to Proceed if a High School Has No Advanced Classes?
- Aug 09, 2016
- Rita Smith
Pursuing favorite subjects to the utmost possible detail adds to the degree and also helps to create career in the relevant field quickly. But this dream becomes difficult to accomplish if the high school has no advance curriculum in the related subject. Students might need to go out of the ordinary way to pursue their dreams. There is, however, a workaround that could be used in such cases to accomplish the mission.
1) Resourceful Colleges:
All the workarounds and hindrances could be easily removed if a well-resourced college is selected. The advantages of having the name of a prestigious college on one’s certificate cannot be ignored. But the main advantage is the ability to pursue the subject as per the individual’s choice with ease. Many prestigious colleges like MIT and Harvard have summer school programs in which students can get certified in the desired subject quickly. Also, good colleges have the staff, classrooms, and other resources to support more such dedicated programs for many students. These programs pave the way for the students to get trained in the desired direction.
2) General Colleges:
If you are not blessed enough to get admission into any such college or high school, don’t feel disheartened as there still exists a hope, a way to do it. Generally, these types of colleges are low on resources and hence spend every penny carefully. They need to be assured that the student they will be spending on is a hard-worker and is very probable to produce positive results. If they have this assurance, then the student is allocated resources accordingly. So that’s a sole thing standing between you and the degree, their assurance. It might need the student to go out of the standard line drawn by the management for students in general and have the courage and confidence to take charge and talent to perform eventually. Many times, going out of the way scares the pupil and their parents because they think teaching staff and management might perceive this act as going against them and necessary actions been taken which backfires on the entire motive that stands behind the action. In short, they are threatened by the probability of teachers not supporting the students anymore academically. But this is not the problem; however, there is a chance that the proposal might be turned down because they are lacking resources or are reluctant to spend them at the moment. But teachers will not show any partiality on the student. Hence, this is a try worth being made.
3) The Workaround:
Since we have analyzed all the possible probabilities, risks and benefits of having a degree and knowledge in a detailed manner on the career and self, now we need to know how it can be achieved.
A) Create Background: This is an inevitable prerequisite that determines the success rate of the future steps. This move showcases your efforts and interests and abilities in front of the management and makes gaining trust easier. The background could do something as simple and effective as an internship degree or specific training certificate showing prior experience in the area. CLEP test results or high school degree in the field to show previous work or success rate. All these factors add to the fact that you are much likely to perform well if provided with proper guidance and resources and hence more likely to get selected.
B) Getting Permission: As mentioned earlier, getting such specified degrees in prestigious colleges is pretty much straightforward. Since college management loves interested and hard-working people standing up and speaking about your will to pursue the subject confidently will do half the work in the required direction. You might have to work differently from fellow students in terms of subjects and efforts. This is where you are separated from your colleagues, and you have to venture into all the tasks all by yourself. To avoid such scenarios some institutes don’t allow individuals but smaller groups to pursue higher subjects. In that case, you might be required to gather students who are willing to take that subject.
C) Course Creation: The course creation is the second challenge after you are granted permission by the Institute. The course contents must be designed carefully as it has an extensive coverage of the subject with significant depth in each subject. If the concerned students are a group, then the general opinion is considered. But if only an individual is concerned then the teacher’s opinion is considered. In both cases, however, the course needs to be tightly designed with the help of teachers. A good tutor always helps you in this task.
Rita Smith, a caring and proud mom of two sweet baby girls. She is an expert author of many award-winning educational books. She believes that education must be free from the financial boundaries, and it should never impede financially weak families. Her work for poor and underprivileged students speaks for itself. She has been actively participating in webinars that make her a professional yet friendly counsellor.
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