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Parent's Guide to College and Careers by Barbara Cooke

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CHAPTER 9

Navigating Through HighSchool

The most effective way you can contain the cost of college is to make sure your child takes a rigorous program of study in high school. This is not always as easy as it seems.

High School Diplomas and College Readiness

Many high schools today offer a smorgasbord of high school diplomas from which students and parents must choose. These options include college-prep diplomas, honors diplomas, International Baccalaureate diplomas, and basic high school diplomas. Because of the variety of choices, you as a parent can easily assume that all college-prep–sounding diplomas will ensure that your child meets the minimum high school course requirements to be accepted into most state and private institutions. You ...

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