Do Choice Programs Really Get You Into Better Colleges?

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Do Choice Programs Really Get You Into Better Colleges?

Abby Goodman, Opinion Writer

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It’s that time of year where 8th graders all over the state of Florida are getting ready to apply to high school choice programs. We all grew up with the choice programs, but in some other states, choice programs aren’t that popular. So, do choice programs really get you into better colleges? 

 

I feel like choice programs definitely give you an edge, but they are not everything. Choice programs give you a little idea of what working in that field, or the feel of college classes. Colleges look for how many rigorous classes you took. Basically, all of the choice programs that are offered in Palm Beach County School District give very rigorous courses. 

 

On the other side of that AP classes and dual enrollment will give the same effect. Kids in areas that choice programs aren’t that popular could take those classes, and still get into the same colleges as the kids who were in choice programs in high school.