Anecdotally, I have heard of situations where some of our grads decided to move back home and go to Foothills or are struggling on at college not able to focus on academics with all the other changes in life that college brings. There is a cliche around here that college is easy after Paly or Gunn, but is that really true? Is the system here really working well for our kids?
I am sure that there are many excellent students who did well at high school and are doing equally well at college. I am more interested in hearing about those who found middle and high school a struggle to keep up with the best, and wonder if they are still finding college a struggle.
Also, I am wondering about whether they are socially ready for college life now that they have left the security of homelife.
If they are struggling either academically or socially, is there something you would recommend to current high school parents as a preparation for college that you wish you would have done differently.