Jimmy Carter Early College High School seniors talk about their struggles in taking college classes. They talk about their motivation, and how they can improve on negative perceptions; to finish their associate’s degree.
High School students look at College as an essential way. Each of these students has a type of sentiment towards taking a big step that will change their future.
Anahi Polanco, a senior, said, “having college classes are challenging” She fears of being unsuccessful, but what motivates her to keep going is her family and friends.
The various students involved around the ECHS programs realize the obstacles they have to overcome, throughout time.
Jasmine Alcala, a senior, said, ” The worst fear of having college classes is not to pass them. When I’m taking college classes, I don’t have time to spend with my family because I’m just stuck in your room doing homework. The only reason why I keep on going is that I want to make my family proud.”
Entering an early college high school can be beneficial for many students, but for some, it ends up being overwhelming.
Brittney Garza a member of student government at JCECHS said “ I’m currently taking four college classes, overall I feel like I’m taking advantage of the college classes offered in JCECHS, one of the things that motivate me about continuing is the fact that I won’t have to worry about finishing my associates later on”
However, not taking college classes in high school might get students to miss out on free college classes and free textbooks.
Maritza Garcia, a senior, said “ By next semester I should be finishing my associate’s degree, not going to lie it is challenging but if you put your time and effort in, it will make a difference” She tends not to worry or stress because she knows she is going to be successful.
College classes offered to students at an early age is beneficial for them. They have the possibility of graduating with their associate’s degree.
Anahi Polanco, a senior, said, “You got this,” Maritza Garcia senior said, “Don’t give up” Brittney Garza, a member of the student government at JCECHS, said, “ everything takes time, but all that time will be gifted back.”
Few of the students who attend ECHS look forward to college classes. Which allows them to be one step ahead. The emotions of students involved in ECHS is what sets students to accomplish a greater Future.