It's the middle of April. A month or so from now, high school will end for this academic year as summer arrives. Many seniors will be settled into a new future as rising first-year college students. Other seniors may be heading to the military or to technical trade schools. A small percentage of newly minted high school graduates will choose to look for their first full-time jobs.
For non-graduating high schoolers, one major thing looms on the near horizon: summer. That's three months of non-school time that beckons with all kinds of possibilities. It can be an opportunity to accomplish significant progress in an ongoing college process. Those days of no school work can also be a temptation to do not much of anything and just kick back and chill.