Here’s a fantastic email about college prep that I respond to in this week’s vlog:
I subscribed to your Ed Blog this past spring. Thank you for your passion and adding your voice to an audience of parents AND educators! I’m a Denver parent of a 16 year old 2E boy who is classically twice exceptional. I was able to recognize this as my oldest child is gifted and I’d been through the ‘training’ earlier. I fought for an IEP in middle school and have been my son’s tenacious champion since he was evaluated by a colleague of yours.
At this stage in my daughters high school career, we were in the thick of college/test prep and planning. She is attending a highly selective college and doing well and happy.
My son is in his junior year of high school and attending ½ day at a Technical College studying cyber security, and ½ at his high school going through the motions in his core classes. I’m not convinced that even his alternative high school program leaders are good counselors for his future. Can you offer some thoughts for counseling his post high school, gap year/practical work path?
Thank you for what ever you can suggest and for the time to read my request!