Why You Should Get a High School Diploma

“High School Graduates Only”

If you’re looking for work, you’ve seen this quote on job descriptions. Frankly, you would be hard pressed to find a job that didn’t require a high school diploma. Many more companies require higher education, or a lot of experience in that field.

 Today there are many options for you if you are wanting to earn a diploma or GED. Many school districts offer special programs for those who are having difficulty in the regular classroom. Many communities offer GED classes and there are programs for earning a high school diploma online. Why do communities and school districts try so hard to enroll and graduate students in high school degree programs? Why should anyone get a high school diploma? Here are some things to consider:

  • You learn a lot more than the subject matter in high school. You learn how to think, how to analyze, discuss, consider options, see others’ points of view. These are skills that will help you get along in the world, no matter what job you find. A basic education is heavily rooted in life skills. Without life skills, you will flounder and run the risk of becoming dependent on other people or government programs to get your basic needs met.
  • Employers consider a high school diploma a distinction that signifies you have basic skills in reading, math, and written English.  There are very few jobs that don’t require at least some of these skills, even if it’s only filling out your time card.
  • What will the future be like for you if you can never read your child a book, or help them with grade school math? What if you are unable to read the messages that come home from the teacher telling you about a problem at school or a need that your child has. What if your child is ashamed or embarrassed by your lack of education?

The lack of a high school education will affect your life forever, in all aspects of your survival, beyond whether you can do a job. Call Graduation Achievement today to get started on your goals.