Post-Secondary Options

What can I do after I graduate?

At The James Baldwin School, we believe that everything following high school (also known as “secondary school”) is a form of education.  College, skilled trade programs, career prep programs, service programs, employment, gap year experiences, and the military can all involve learning new things, developing new skills, and earning additional credentials (degrees, certifications, licenses, etc.).  All students are expected to apply to college, as we believe deeply that all young people should have access to a college education.  We also encourage our students to explore additional post-secondary options so that by the time they leave us, many doors are open and they are open wide.  Having options maximizes one’s choices and, ultimately, their power, which is what we dream for all our students. 
 

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What can I do after I graduate?

Join Sharon and Ash to think about what you can do after you graduate.  

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Skilled Trades

Interested in a career in construction, culinary, or information technology?Join Sharon and Ash to think about these and other skilled trades. Please check out the resource page and complete the exit slip after watching the video.

College Terminology Decoded

What's the difference between a a college "major" and a college "minor"? What's an HBCU?  Join Sharon and Ash to think about these and other college terms. Please check out the resource page and complete the exit slip after watching the video.

Finding the Right Fit

How do you choose a college?  Join Sharon and Ash to think about important questions that will help you find the best fit for you!  Please check out the resource page and complete the exit slip after watching the video.

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Advice about College

What do you need to do to find success in college?  Where should you sit in class?  What opportunities are there beyond classes?  Join sufyaan to think about making the most of your college experience.