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Parent tips from the Utah Education Association

Thinking Past High School – A Room With Many Doors
By Susan Anderson, Language Arts teacher at Provo High School

College, career training, the military…will your child have opportunities awaiting them when they leave high school? Try to think of high school education as a room with many doors. When a child receives an “A” grade, each door stays open; when they receive a failing grade, a door closes. In other words, grades really do matter. Many scholarships are based on a student’s Grade Point Average (GPA).

Even though a perfect GPA should be every student’s goal, a 4.0 is not always necessary to obtain a scholarship. It is never too early to begin searching for scholarships. Start looking now for ways to help your son or daughter get the financial help they need. Talk with your school’s guidance center, search the Internet, or talk with other parents whose children have received help.

There are many opportunities for kids to further their education after high school. Begin today! Don’t let closed doors stop your child’s future.