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10 Things AKHEPRAN Scholars Should Know before Leaving High School

 

by Christine Bartsch, Demand Media

 

 

 

 

Graduating from high school means it's time to become an adult.

 

As graduation approaches, teens need to know there’s more to life after high school than choosing a college or university to attend. A high school graduate needs to know the options available when planning their futures and the expectations of adult accountability as they enter the real world as responsible young adults. 

1. Personal  Passions

 As graduation approaches, it’s time for scholars to take a hard look at their true passions, whether academic subjects, extracurricular activities or an outside interest. Knowing their personal passions helps teens find career paths to which they can happily devote their lives.

 2. Career Possibilities

 Whether they’re really excited about business, law, culinary, marine, teaching, fashion, science, sports or event planning, scholars should learn all they can about career opportunities in fields they’re passionate about. They should be able to link their passion to a position, such as a chef, lawyer, doctor, accountant, teacher, police, vet, nurse, masseuse, clothing designer for or jobs in public relations for those interested in staging celebrations.

 

3. College Choices

 

Scholars need to consider not only the college majors available, but also the school’s academic reputation in the professional world. All scholars should apply for several colleges and universities because it is unwise to “put all eggs in one basket” or to put all hopes in one college. Many things could go wrong with an application form, so it is wise to apply to several colleges. Scholars should have their essay, passport of ID documents copied and ready as well as their transcript. Do not wait until the deadline. Be sure to apply one or two days before the deadline to avoid the long lines.

 

4. Academic Alternatives

 

Traditional college alternatives, such as culinary, technical, trade or fashion schools, are good options for scholars who would rather forgo academia in favor of training to prepare them for careers more quickly. Undecided scholars should know they can start out taking general education classes at a community college such as Success Training College of Bahamas Baptist College before committing to a four-year institution like College Of The Bahamas. Some scholars may need to work in order to pay for their college so they should apply to colleges like Omega College or Sojourner Douglas or Nova South East University where the classes are offered at nights and on Saturdays.

 

5. Overseas Options

 

Some seniors might wish to put off college in favor of experiencing a foreign culture through time spent abroad. These scholars should know about opportunities to volunteer or study overseas for a summer, a semester or an entire school year. Costa Rica, Panama, Cuba and Mexico are excellent countries to go and learn Spanish for 6 months to 1 year. Learning a different Language is powerful. Additionally some scholars may wish to explore opportunities in China were the college fees are not as expensive as the United States.

6. Financial Obligations

 

Higher education comes with a hefty price tag and parents may take out loans to help the students. . High school graduates should also know the ins and outs of balancing their bank statements, planning a monthly personal expenses budget and managing credit card accounts. It is not easy living in college as it requires sensible and responsible behavior and decisions. Do not let friends or family burrow money. Tell them you have to pay for your education. Open two or more bank accounts and save your money.

 

7. Emergency Etiquette

 

When graduating teens leave their parents’ homes for the first time, they’ll have to rely on themselves if emergencies arise. They can learn CPR and take courses in driver safety, along with getting an adult’s advice on how to handle challenging situations such as car accidents or inebriated friends.

 

8. Adult Accountability

 

It’s important for young adults to fully understand that the freedom they’ll have after high school comes with the price of a greater accountability for their actions. Parents and high school graduates need to engage in frank conversations regarding issues including alcohol abuse, drunk driving, drug usage and sexual activity, as teens may encounter these temptations in a college setting. Remember the 42 principles of Maat are thousands of years old and should be used to guide and govern your behavior as a young adult. Every decision you make will come back to BLESS YOU OR CURSE YOU. Reciprocity.

 

9. Spiritual and Social Responsibility

 

High schools scholars should also understand that adulthood comes with the responsibility to become a contributing member of society. Remember to go to church every Sunday so that you may be in the presence of the few old people who are there praying and praising God. Young adults need to look beyond themselves to discover ways to improve the world around them through opportunities such as volunteer work. Become a member of the Akhepran Alumuni Ambassador “Triple A Association”. Help us with fundraisers and with promoting the success of our school. Don’t forget to visit once in a while and to come back and speak to the students in grades 9 – 11.

 

10. Life Skills

 

Moving away from home means teens will no longer have a parent around to make their meals or do their laundry. While academics are important, high school seniors should also know the basic skills needed to maintain their personal health and hygiene. Even if you go to a college in New Providence and live at home with your parents and family, you will still need to become more responsible for taking care of your own clothes, money, textbooks, laptop, IPad, and belongings. Remember to arrive at class early, sit near the front, be polite, remain humble and respectful, be quiet if you have nothing positive to say and in the face of trouble be STILL AND STAND DOWN! Every day spend 15 minutes in SILENCE and remember to say:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

AKHEPRAN SCHOLAR AFFIRMATION

 

I AM 

 

A CHILD OF THE CREATOR MOST-HIGH GOD

  

I AM

  

FEARFULLY AND WONDERFULLY MADE BY GOD

 

 

 

I AM

 

 

 

MADE IN THE IMAGE AND LIKENESS OF GOD

 

 

 

I AM

 

 

 

A TEMPLE FOR THE LIVING GOD

 

 

 

I AM

 

 

 

DIVINE

 

 

 

I AM 

 

 

 

WISE AND INTELLIGENT

 

 

 

I AM

 

 

 

HUMBLE AND COMPASSIONATE

 

 

 

I AM

 

 

 

HONEST AND FORTHRIGHT

 

 

 

I AM

 

 

 

FORGIVING AND KIND

 

 

 

I AM

 

 

 

STRONG AND FEARLESS

 

 

 

I AM

 

 

 

AN AKHEPRAN SCHOLAR

 

 

 

I AM 

 

 

 

A GLOBAL LEADER

 

 

 

 

 

 

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