Is Going to a "Good" High School Important?

Question: How important is going to a “good” high school in college admissions?

 Admission officials evaluate candidates in the context of where they attend school and don’t penalize students who attend less celebrated high schools and thus may not have access to an endless array of advanced courses or to special extracurricular opportunities.

Of course, students who go to high schools with high academic standards may work harder and be pushed more, and this can translate into better SAT or ACT results and better preparation overall. (Score one for the “good” schools.)

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