The Big Picture View Comparing and Contrasting High School and College

The transition from high school to college is huge – it goes beyond more challenging academics into a completely new environment, social expectations, independence in life skills, self-driven accommodations, and more. It can be difficult for families to evaluate the demands this will put on a student’s existing social and executive functioning skills, and mental health.

This session provides insights on the major shifts from high school to college while providing a tool families can use to anticipate challenges and simplify the college choice and evaluation process.

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Alexander Morris-Wood

Associate Vice President of Transitions & the Student Experience

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In this on-demand virtual Open House, explore the Top 10 Reasons to Attend Beacon! We’ll talk about academics, outcomes, student life, athletics, wellness initiatives, and give you an idea of what campus and academic enhancements to expect in the next four years.

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