Student Post: Taking A College Class

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The following was written by Max, a 9th grader in our Social Entrepreneurial Program.

10252090_635131623234940_2081911458839297186_nI recently passed an Introduction to College class at Poultney High School that was run by Community Colleges of Vermont. This class went from Febuary 4th to April 28th and I loved every second of it. I learned everything from how to manage my time to what it’s like to be in a college environment.

I started this class with little to no motivation. I wasn’t getting to good grades in the class and my grade dropped pretty bad and I was failing. I realized I really need to step it up. So I started handing in extra credit and getting in every assignment I needed to hand in, and I ended up passing the class with an 83% and great feedback from my teacher. Here’s some of what she said.

“The progress that you had from day one to the last day was very impressive! I know you will be successful in a college experience.”

This is definitely one of my biggest accomplishments, and it has changed my thoughts on college a lot. Now I’m much more motivated to go and get a great education so I can get my dream job.

Author: Kyle Callahan

Hi, I'm Kyle. I'm an advisor at LiHigh School. I've been involved in progressive education since I was in high school. I was an original member (and student representative) of the Progressive Program at Green Mountain College, and for my Master's degree, I attended Goddard College, which started the trend toward progressive education in the 1960s. Along with teaching at LiHigh School, I teach courses in creative writing and communications at Green Mountain College. I live with my wife and daughter in Poultney.

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