WHY COLLEGE BOUND?
It is a fact that college-2 year or 4 year, public or private, big or small, urban or rural, is not the right “fit” for every single high school graduate. But it is also a fact that college graduates do better on a range of quality of life indicators-salary, job satisfaction, home ownership, life expectancy, birthrates, education, in this 21st century most will do better with than without. Because the stakes are so high, we believe that every high school graduate should be able to make that choice, and to make that choice in an intelligent, informed, and supported manner
So at our school, no exceptions, is “college bound.” From the first day of 6th grade, through Student Led Family Conferences and Passage Portfolios, MCAS and SAT exams, all the way to graduation, going to and completing college is our goal. Students explore careers and colleges when they are in middle school so
that by the time they start high school they have a context for the work they do inside and outside the classroom. What is important to keep in mind is that our college bound mission is not driven by the need for status. It is our fervent hope that our students will use their college degrees to use their minds well, care for themselves and each other, and rise to the duties and challenge of citizenship.
Renaissance College Planning Team
The Springfield Renaissance School
Guidance and Counseling Office
1170 Carew Street Springfield, MA 01060
phone 413 750-2938
email Guidance Secretary Patricia Grant firstname.lastname@example.org