Build a Foundation For Success

by | Parent Resources

Did you know that your child can set themselves up for success while they’re still in high school? The simplest way to achieve this is to choose the high school that offers the best courses and programs for your child that may also be applied to their post secondary education.

What your child chooses to study in high school forms the foundation for their secondary education. If they do well in grade 10 algebra they’ll likely continue to 20 and 30 level algebra courses, which may lead to the study of algebra in university or college. Not only will taking these courses from the beginning build a base of knowledge for the final years in high school, but it will build a foundation for post secondary studies as well. Saying this, it’s important to choose core courses that keep many options open as well. If they are unsure of what they would like to take in post secondary then having the basic knowledge in math, sciences, English, social studies and languages will allow the option to enter a larger variety of fields.

If your child does know what they want to do after high school, try focusing on the courses that will help them get a stronger foundation for their university or college courses. Keep in mind that they may change their mind as they progress in the courses. For this reason, we suggest that if possible take courses that can be applied to a university level in case they do decide to follow through with that education path. This way they will have a better understanding of the field and will know if that’s what they want to do. If they remain on the same path then they’ll have credits towards a post secondary degree in that field. If it turns out they don’t like the field as much as they thought they still walk away with knowledge, but without the heavy post secondary payment.