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What Every Parent Should Know about Advanced Academics

What the Research Says…….
  • College graduates earn, on average, $1M more than high school graduates in an average earning lifetime.
  • The number of jobs requiring a college degree or technical training is increasing
  • Technology and automation have replaced many jobs that were once available to high school graduates
  • Academic study must prepare graduates for jobs that have not yet been invented. The academic intensity and quality of a student’s high school curriculum….

Not test scores
Not class rank
Not grade point average

……. counts most in preparation for a bachelor’s degree. For more information about the benefits and research related to college preparation, visit the College Board at

What are the benefits of enrolling in college level courses?
  • Earning college credits concurrently while meeting high school graduation requirements
  • Graduating on the Distinguished Achievement Program, DAP (4 advanced measures are required)
  • Real cost savings as student can live at home while earning college credit hours
  • A nurturing, supportive environmentTutoring and other course enhancements

For more information:
Kelli Crain, Director of Assessment & Advanced Academics
Stephanie Traweek, SHS Principal
SHS Counselors