With the countdown to graduation on, it’s almost time to recognize the students who are summa, magna, and cum laude graduates. However, in the midst of all of these students lies the individual who has the highest rank out of the graduating class. According to NEISD board policy E.I.C. (Local), the student who is the highest ranking graduate is not individually recognized. Instead, this student is identified solely based on their weighted grade average, or WGA.
At the State of Union address held on Tuesday, January 20, President Obama proposed several programs to be reviewed by Congress, including the ‘America’s College Promise’, which would pay for two years of tuition at a community college so long as students meet certain qualifications.
Tears fill her eyes as she remembers the sixth grader who picked up the instrument for the first time, the freshman at her first marching band rehearsal, and the senior walking the stage at graduation. Senior Sarah Rodriguez takes one last look before closing the case, for what could be the last time.
For some seniors, the financial stigma associated with paying for college can cause them to place their highly revered college/university on hold simply because they either do not have the money to pay for the necessary expenses, or are not offered enough financial aid from the university.
by Sam Abbas | staff writer Whether it’s taking the SAT and ACT, researching various universities, or getting involved in an off-campus organization, there are several ways in which students can prepare themselves for life after high school- even if...
. By completing courses online- either through Texas Tech University or the University of Texas, through night school, summer school, or an approved online university, students are able to earn credits that would otherwise be earned after completing four years of high school.
Whether it’s finding a school that most appropriately aligns with your academic needs, negating the pro’s and con’s of in state versus out of state tuition, or simply trying to figure out what you want to study, the college application process is one that many students face, but there is something that can be added to a college resume that may benefit students.