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Post High School Alternatives Including GAP Year!

Gap and Bridge Years & More----explore the us and the world! 

 

Have you considered taking a GAP or Bridge year after high school?  Wondering what that is?  Why you might consider it as a post high school option?  Check out this article from the NY Times as a place to start!  There are some informative links from this article as well. 

What should you ask when considering a GAP/BRIDGE year?  Check out this article from the US News website as a great starting point for students (and families) as they explore the idea of a GAP or BRIDGE year.


GAP YEAR PROGRAMS & FAIRS:  Fairs are offered in January/February and are a great way to learn about the different types of programs available for semester, year long and summer programs.  Go to:  usagapyearfairs.org/ to learn more and see a schedule.

For a list of many GAP & BRIDGE YEAR programs...visit the Gap Year website.  Do your homework to learn what is available!   Another website to check out is the Gap Year Association website. As you will notice, the duration, cost and focus varies within each program.  

Verto Education:  This program has partnered with some colleges to offer a freshman year abroad.  Students apply to Verto AND a partner university.  Accepted students are guaranteed enrollment for second semester freshman year or first semester sophomore year.  Partner universities include:  Mills College, Pace U, Depauw U, High Point U and more!

City Year City Year was founded in 1988 as a national service program to unite young adults from diverse backgrounds for a demanding year of full-time community service. City Year has grown from 50 corps members in Boston to more than 3,000 members serving in 29 US cities, as well as in South Africa and the UK.  

Service Year:  An opportunity to develop real-world skills through hands-on service. It’s an extraordinary year that transforms your life and your community. It’s not your typical path; it’s an experience for A Better You. A Greater Us.

Americorps:  AmeriCorps offers a variety of service opportunities, from the classroom to the outdoors, and everything in between. No matter what you're passionate about, where you're from, or why you choose to serve, AmeriCorps is your chance to be the greater good. 

The Intern Group:  Whether you’re looking to stand out from your peers in the competitive job market, make your university application shine or explore a new career field or location, we’ve got you covered.  We are the leading provider of customized global internship programs. We offer 3 global programs to help candidates realize their potential:

Habitat for Humanity:  Whether you’re looking to stand out from your peers in the competitive job market, make your university application shine or explore a new career field or location, we’ve got you covered.  We are the leading provider of customized global internship programs. We offer programs for candidates at all stages of their academic or professional career. We know that everyone’s situation is different, which is why we offer 3 global programs to help candidates realize their potential:

 

The SRVHS College and Career Center collects materials from various GAP and BRIDGE Year programs...stop by and take a look at our resources.   We love to learn about new programs, so please share your feedback by emailing Jill Schratz