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The last year of high school is one of the most exciting times in a young person’s life. Graduating from high school is a rite of passage. High schoolers work hard to walk down that aisle in their cap and gown with pride and great hope for the future. Unfortunately, today’s graduates have had to deal with adjusting to living as a student during an unprecedented pandemic.

Whether attending school face to face or virtually, they always have to be ready to adjust to anything that comes their way. While trying to perform their best in this pandemic, it is no wonder that some may not be able to focus on what is coming next. You can help them during this time of transition by arming them with the tools needed to secure their successful future.


Four-year universities still require students to have obtained a minimum score on their SAT/ACT. If your senior has not taken theirs yet you should visit collegeboard.org to get them signed up A.S.A.P.!

Community/Technical Colleges require the ACCUPLACER Placement exam (unless you have an acceptable SAT/ACT score).

Colleges are accepting students for FALL 2022 now, and deadlines are quickly approaching! Decide on a school and visit their admissions office online to check their deadlines ASAP!

Help Them to Plan Joining the Military

Potential recruits must sign up for the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery Test (ASVAB). The test is used to help the military decide which branch of the armed forces would best fit the candidate. Potential recruits can visit the Armed Services Recruiting Center in Arbor Place Mall.

Suggest that they Join the Workforce

High schools have a College and Career Center along with the The College and Career Institute available for students to get help with college and careers. The libraries in Douglas County have resources available to assist people with their job hunting journey. 

Each of these paths are available for your student. Help them plan today for a successful tomorrow!