Preparing Middle School Students for College

3 Steps to Success

Step1: Getting an education is a lot like building a house. You start in elementary school with a good foundation of reading, writing, and arithmetic. You build on these classes in middle school.

Step 2: In middle school the walls of your educational “house” start to go up. The classes you take in middle school help you to prepare for high school.

Step 3: By taking algebra in the 8th grade, you will be ready for the high school classes you need to prepare for education after high school.

Adapted from the article “Preparation + Planning = Success.”  © 2006 ed.gov.  Reprinted with permission.  Visit http://www.ed.gov/students/prep/college/thinkcollege/early/students/edlite-prep-plan.html to read the full text.

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