How to get a Black Student to Pre-College Early
If you’re an African American student or are the parent of one, you will know how hard it is for you to get into college. If your schools has been predominantly white, many of them will have reached their graduating years, and yet, there are still a number of black students who are still trying to get to college.
Many of these students will take two or three years to reach their graduating years, and then don’t start attending college until much later in their lives. Sometimes, they may also fail to complete college at all, not wanting to get into debt or hurt their parents’ finances. Many of them may even take a gap year where they just don’t do anything. Even if this approach is not the best, it’s nonetheless helpful if it gets them into college a few years early.
However, there is one important point to be made here. When it comes to getting into college, it is a limited number of African American children that will be able to start attending college early. This is mainly because of the fact that African American children tend to be shorter than their European American counterparts. In fact, if you use their measurements, your African American child would weigh in at less than half of the average 1st grader. Even if your African American child has a few more years to grow to their average size, it’s still extremely hard to get them into a school early on.
If they are to make it into a college in time for their high school graduation, they will need a teacher of their ethnicity who has been teaching there for at least a year. For that reason, if you are the parent of a young African American child, you will really want to look into finding the most well-qualified teacher available.
The best way to find teachers early is to go onto school sites such as the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) and talk to the principals. In each of their school districts, they have created lists of teachers that are just as qualified as the teachers they have in their classrooms. It is then a matter of going back and checking to see if the teacher you want to get your child in their school has been on one of these lists.
There are other things to consider before sending your child to a school where they will have to start going to college. It’s really important that you look at the benefits and advantages of sending your child to college early. These are the first two things that you will need to do, and there are even more you can think about before you decide to send your child to college.
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