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How can we get high school student to be excited for college?

I am one of the former student from a CPS (Chicago Public School). Now, I am attending University of Illinois at Urbana- Champaign. I made it this far because of cultural norms, however, my school failed to excite most of the seniors from my class. I believe students' attitude toward college needs to change.

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    Feb 1 2014: As a parent with a high schooler I don't see a lot of excitement about college from HS students- rather I see an attitude of this is just what comes next.

    I think as parents we need to help kids find their passion - then if it involves college they will be more excited about it. A lot of kids want a year off as well, this is another debate!

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