How has being in a charter school impacted your high school experience?
The charter school environment has positively impacted me in many ways, but most namely through the closeness of the community and the opportunities I’ve had to navigate the healthcare field in order to narrow my career interests before college.
As an underclassmen, is there anything you would have done differently if given the chance?
I would have placed more emphasis on time management and practical study skills during my freshman year specifically. I feel that I would have been much more successful if I devoted more time to understanding how I learn and study best rather than obsessing over each individual grade.
Do you feel that HS^2 has adequately prepared you for the rigors of college?
Definitely. I do not think I would have as clear of an understanding of myself or my capabilities if it weren’t for HS^2 nor would I have been as certain that nursing is for me.
Do you have any advice for current or incoming students?
My advice to new students would be to communicate with upperclassmen about outreach opportunities and their personal experiences as soon as possible. This is something I made an effort to do during my earlier years in HS^2, and it served me well.