Here are seven key ways that special programs can prepare the students for college:
Beyond the classroom
These special programs arm the students with qualities that go beyond the lessons that are being taught within the walls of the classroom. To be fit for college, it is not enough that you have learned your high school subjects; you also need to learn how to interact and deal with different people.
Students who are encouraged (or obliged) to take part in special programs can also learn to be active not only in school, but in every dealing of life. To enable the students to make the most out of their time in college, they should also learn to be active; to join groups or organizations that aim to advance the main interests of the school: development.
Most special programs set activities that will normally require the students to interact with one another. College-life is full of socializing; and students will have to continuously deal with diverse individuals. Hence, setting-up a special program that will develop interaction between the students will help them grow more as a person.
Meet more people
To be prepared for college, students should get used to meeting different kinds of people. Moreover, the people they meet can even lead them toward the career which they will tread in life. When you meet/socialize with people, you will not simply learn how to properly deal with another human being, but it will also lead you towards self-discovery.
What course to take for college
The special programs will also help the students to realize what they really want to do with their lives. Hence, they will know which course to take in college. Remember, The modern world is very competitive, and time is always of the essence.
Lead the students’ passions
Schools usually put up different groups that deal with different subjects: dancing, debate, science, entrepreneurship projects, community service, etc. This will enable every student to choose which career incites and drives his/her passion in life. Moreover, it can even give the students a first-hand experience (snap-shot experience) of their potential future careers.
Every program has an objective that is ought to be achieved. Students who take part in these programs will naturally develop themselves as a person. These special programs will prepare the students for the next undertaking: college.
Every special program has the potential to enable the students to grow more as a person, to develop their maturity; and to prepare them for the most exciting (or dreadful) challenge: life.