Playing high school sports is a tremendous experience in which lasting memories and friendships are formed. As seniors end their athletic seasons, many of them seek opportunities to extend these experiences into the collegiate level. They have invested countless hours into becoming better athletes playing a game they love, and they realize the huge impact that competing in college can make on their lives. However, college recruitment can be a tricky process. How should families begin the journey?
High school students should have many opportunities to explore their passions. At Faith Lutheran High School, we have created five distinct Academies for students to pursue their academic interests. As the person who supports the directors of these Academies, I have observed the power that a quality high school internship can have on a student’s future. Our Academy students complete 50-90 hour internships to learn more about themselves and even more about the world in which we live.
So, you’ve been blessed with a student who is gifted in the arts. Now what? Don’t panic. As the Dean of Fine Arts, I’ve had refreshingly honest meetings with parents who came clean and admitted they were afraid their theatrically inclined son would end up living in their guestroom forever, which would be particularly awkward when Aunt Agatha came for her yearly visit.