Students Deciding on Post Secondary Options

“I wanted the full High School experience. I wanted to be able to participate in Homecoming

week and I wanted the opportunity to take classes as an upperclassman with certain teachers. I

wouldn’t have been able to do any of that if I had gone Post Secondary,” said Senior Erika Voeller

Every year, High School Students have to decide whether they want to take all their classes in a

classroom or to do them online. Post Secondary Education is an option where Juniors and Seniors have

the option of enrolling in college courses to do online that will give you credits towards College.

You would only come to school for half of the day, so you would be missing out on a lot of the

things that your class is doing.

“I decided not to do Post Secondary because I wanted to finish out my senior year with my

class,” said Senior Bailey Hanson. “I think that we have enough college classes at our school where it

wouldn’t have helped me get a head start.”

National Center for Education Statistics says that 40% of PSEO students said that they were

working to get a Bachelors degree.

“I want to go Post my Senior year because I want something different. I am almost done with

my classes at Buffalo High School and I want to go to Medical School so it would get me a head start,”

said Sophomore Taylor Susa.

In order to be able to go Post, you have to be in the upper one half of your class or score at or

percentile on the ACT or SAT.

“I’m not going to do it because I am not in the top percentile of our class.” said Sophomore

Hannah Leino. “If I was in the upper half, I think that I would have chosen to do it.”

Nearly 25,000 High School Students got College credits from 31 colleges and universities last

“I liked PSEO, and I think it was definitely worth it. Just make sure you’re taking classes that are

actually going to be useful. Like classes that will count as generals where you want to go to school,” said

former Post Secondary student Erin Johnson.

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