High School GraduationRequirements Pass all required classes Service project
Post High School Options Students completing high school may choose to attenda college or university. Undergraduate degrees may be either associatesdegrees or bachelors degrees (baccalaureate)
Requirements for College High Grade Point Average (GPA)4.0 means perfect score. SAT/ACT score Application
College Costs Ways to pay: scholarships, loans, financial aid Public Four-Year College (in-state students) $8,655 Nearly 20 million Americans attend college each year. Of that 20 million, close to 12 million – or 60% - borrowannually to help cover costs. As of October 2012, the average amount of studentloan debt for the Class of 2011 was $26,600
Problems with U.S. EducationSystem Educational inequality between low income vs. higherincome communities. No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 creativity and doesn´thelp to broaden childrens viewsMany teachers practice "teaching to the test"Teach students what to think vs. how to think
Solutions Teach for AmericaTeach For America is is an American non-profitorganization who enlists college graduates asleaders who work to ensure that kids growing upin poverty get an excellent education. EliminateEducation inequity.
Teaching Requirements A passing score on the WEST-B (Basic Skills Test). Bachelors Degree or higher An approved teaching certificate from an approvedteaching program The United States must improve the way itrecruits, trains and pays teachers.