My S21 isn’t your typical CC kid but is finding his way through high school. His executive function and anxiety issues have provided challenges for sure but he’s working through them with the support of a coach.
He’s a multi-sport athlete and a kind person. Not a lot of EC’s other than sports (year round). He’s working with a 2.5 GPA right now. Probably won’t change drastically as it’s just hard to make big adjustments mathematically at this stage of the game. He’ll take the SAT for the first time in May. He’s aiming for somewhere around 1000 - 1020. He’s very clear on what he wants to do ultimately and that’s become a high school chemistry or biology teacher.
He’s excited for college and has gone on several college tours (as well as tagged along on his older brother’s) to get a sense of what he likes and doesn’t. More to do there but he knows he wants a contained campus–no urban sprawling campus for him–and something under 15,000 students for sure–I worry that big might be a place he’d get lost given the EF challenges.
The current list of schools is LONG. And may seem like they are disconnected from one another. That’s okay. There’s been a lot of research to get to this list. What I’d love at this point is any feedback folks have on them as they tend to be places that are hard to get personal perspectives on. Of course if there are others you want to suggest, happy to hear them!
Mass College of Liberal Arts
Western New England
University of Idaho
University of Montana
So that people don’t get too focused on a couple of things–we are talking about Comm College too. He’s open to that and it’s a path we’ll explore separate from this discussion. Also we’re full pay and so not chasing merit. Just want to find a place that my boy will thrive.