Karina Cortez, Staff Writer

Our motivated peer counselor, Nathan Jimenez considers a low GPA to be a 1.9, because with a 2.0, there is still a high possibility of a student getting into an extraordinary California state school. Students can boost their GPA by completing credit recovery, with a mixture of summer school classes, and if none of these options are available, then community college is an amazing path that students can take. This will allow them to further their education by transferring to a Cal State or UC. If seniors have a GPA of a 2.0, Mr. Jimenez recommends them to still apply to Cal States, “Even if you feel that you are not competitive, you might be ac
cepted.” Also, it’s never too late to apply to local schools, which are schools within your radius that can consider you a better candidate than students from different districts. Nathan also stated, “There is always a way to receive a higher education, because even if you may feel like you have a ‘low GPA’, there is always going to be different outlets for you to achieve a higher education.”

Our talented Lindsay Flores is a senior peer counselor who has a few words of advice to those who have a GPA below a 2.0. With the knowledge she has gained working in the college center, she knows that students with a 2.0 can even apply to private colleges. She recommends these students to research and look into colleges that offer these opportunities. Ms.Flores believes that underclassmen with low GPAs can recover with summer school, Edgenuity online classes or credit recovery. Seniors can talk with teachers or use their resources to make up grades, “Go back and fix it.” Ms. Flores shares, proving that it is never for college, there is a still a chance within community colleges. Community College is an education that certain people look down upon but in reality it is one of the most beneficial paths that anyone can take. She concludes, “Don’t let your GPA get you down and work towards what you know you can do.”

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