Through the years, the high school graduation has developed into a series of
rituals: the cap and gown, "Pomp and Circumstance," diplomas,
handshakes, long speeches, and the inevitable question, "What are you going
to do after high school?" You take a deep breath, and sigh at being asked
yet again. You then say those four fatal words that nobody wants to hear,
"I don't know yet." Wrong answer, your grandmother won't be
satisfied with that answer and neither should you.
Explore AfterHigh's guides for life after high school. You'll discover
whether you want your life after high school to include plunging into a career,
exploring alternatives, or jumping right into college. Reading our student
guides will give you a look at life after high school especially from your
Alternatives - There are many ways to receive
training post high school. College isn't your only option. You need to sit down
and evaluate your interests and abilities before you make a decision. You also
need to explore alternatives to college. Jumping into college prematurely can
result in a great deal of heartache and disappointment for both you and your
- There is a career for everyone who desires to work.
However, you must ask yourself, “Do I have the desire and ability to do
in a particular career needs to come from your natural tendencies. You don't
just decide to become an artist if you aren't already interested in art. You
must pick something that goes along with your personality, interests, and
abilities. As the saying goes, "If you choose a job you love, you'll never
work a day of your life." Search through the possibilities and explore your
options before you become a banker, just because everyone else in your family
was a banker.
College - More and more jobs
that used to require only a high school education now call for a degree.
However a college education can
provide you with more than a degree. The opportunities for personal growth and
development that will be available to you aren't just related to career
preparation. A college experience will give you life skills in addition to the
Real World - So what's it like out there
in the real world? What do I need to know first? What haven't my parents told me
Resources - So how did you guys learn all
of this? And where can I go to learn more?
Student Guides - Come here for
specialized information. If you are a girl, a minority, someone with a
disability, an adult student, whatever, we're bound to have something for you.