Obviously ‘college’ is a word that we hear a lot about on a campus like ours. In some ways, getting into college seems to be the focus for many…but I often wonder what students really want to experience the year after they graduate from high school. And with the upcoming 10th grade trip in a few weeks to visit 2 Texas colleges, I’m even more curious.
Many students across the world take what is called a ‘gap’ year.
This is essentially a year between high school and college where a student pursues something really important to them (traveling, volunteering, working, creating, etc.).
- If you could take 1 year off from ‘school’ between HS graduation and starting college — to do something truly meaningful with your life — what would it be? And why?
- For the sake of this assignment, assume the money is limited (or at least something that has to be taken seriously) and that whatever you choose it must be something that will have a significant impact on your adult future.
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