Yep. You read the title right. My goal is to go to college my JUNIOR year of high school.
There are many school's in the U.S that you can attend your junior and senior year of high school to attain two years of college WHILE finishing high school.
The school I wish to attend is located in MA. It's Bard College at Simon's Rock. I fell in love with the school instantly! If you are a hard working student, who loves to learn and to live life. Who strives to be the best you can possibly be, I recommend that you check it out!
The estimate of how much I would have to pay to attend (with grants, a loan for me, a loan for my mom, and working on campus) was a little under $10,000, which isn't bad for a school who's tuition is over $44,000. My plan is to go talk to my college and career counselor first thing when school starts back next week and arrange for a meeting with her, my mom, and I after school. My mom is also going to contact a few of her old teachers and see if they would be willing to help me with some of the writing, etc. (not write FOR me, I love to write, but to make sure I understand one of the prompts and to look at my writing and tell me where I need to improve) and see about meeting a family friend to see what they think about the school.
I am so excited, I don't think anyone could possibly understand how much. I just feel like I'd fit in perfectly at that school. I'd be in my element!
It means a long hard year ahead of me to get me to where I need to be to be accepted and to have the financial ability to attend the school, but I am determined to do what I need to do to have my best shot of being accepted into the school!
On a side note, I look like a lobster after my weekend trip to the beach. It feels WAY worse than it looks! Can't wait for my sunburn to go 'bye-bye'!