Preparing for Life After High School

Thinking about and preparing for life after high school are key to students’ success in the next chapter of their life. In this episode, the moms are joined by Jason Stipp, Principal of Waubonsie Valley High School, who shares some tips for both students and parents.

Before Graduation

“Looking back at all the phases with my kids, I have to say this is probably one of my toughest parenting phases. I think it’s the environment we live in, the pressure high school students have and college planning on the horizon,” said Saritha Arellano.

Principal Stipp says one of the greatest benefits of high school is discovering what students are passionate about and helping them explore those options.

“I tell all freshman this message that if you can answer two questions for yourself in these four years, the two questions of ‘what is something you’re good at?’and ‘what is something you love to do?’” said Principal Stipp.

Identify What’s Important

When preparing for life after high school, experts say it’s best to identify what’s most important and what has a good feel.

“I love the idea of what feels right first, because you’re there for four years”, said Patti Minglin.

“I’m going to get more opportunities at that school, I’m going to be able to experience more things. I’m going to get financially supported better and it’s going to help my family and those are all good decisions to make,” added Stipp.

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  • Dr. Cathy Subber
  • Erica Lopez
  • Patti Minglin
  • Saritha Arellano

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