Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Dreams Can Come True At Midlothian College

One of the amazing things about being a parent is watching your children achieve there dreams.  J and I have instilled the importance of college in all of our children from day one.  We have  encouraged them to dream big and explore all of their options whatever they may be.  Midlothian College a part of the Texas A&M University System is one such option. We feel that college is the doorway to make dreams come true.  J and I want our three children to have every advantage possible.  Things that we did not have.  Isn't that what every parent wants?  

Grades and Academics have always been enforced in our home.  We have never hesitated to say We will not tolerate  bad grades.  Always give 100% and we'll be happy with that.  J and I have been very blessed so far and the older kids have always worked hard at their grades and maintained good grades as well as being involved in tons of extracurricular activities.

Things to ask your children while they are in high school:

  • What are your goals
  • Do you have more than one career choice? 
  • What kind of clubs/sports do you want to be involved in? 
  • What steps do we need to take to help you achieve these goals? What steps do you need to take?

 Having a Freshmen and Junior in high school it is time for our family to begin exploring college options.  . We have a lot of questions when looking at a school.  J and I want to ensure that if our child is leaving home to stay on campus they are safe.  That our money is being well spent, and our children are getting a good education.

Here are a few things you might want to consider when choosing a college :

  • What is the average class size of introductory classes? 
  • What is your average financial aid package? 
  • What is your four year graduation rate? 
  • What type of tutoring program do you have? 
  • What kind of dorm choices do you have? 
  • What is the percentage of students living on and off campus? 
  • School safety stats?  
  • What is your sports program like? 
  • What clubs do you have on campus? 
  • Do you have internship programs? 
  • What programs/degrees do you offer? 

There are a lot of things to consider for both our future college students and ourselves as parents.  We have taken our daughter on several trips to explore college campuses so far.   She has a list of her top choices and we hope to tour them all before the end of next year.  Of course her parents have their top choices too, and even though we may not see eye to eye on all of them the end decision will be hers.  It's an exciting time in our daughters life, one filled with life changing decisions.  In the end we just want her to be happy! 

This is a sponsored post however, all the points and views are my own.
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