There are a lot of reasons why you should consider EHOVE as a secondary option. One of those reasons is that EHOVE has a lot of opportunities that can help you get a jump start on your future and or career option. I’ll be completely honest I didn’t know what I wanted to do with my life until I convinced my parents to let me enroll in the Early Childhood Education program at EHOVE. That program helped me learn about myself by showing that I wanted to be a teacher. I was so sure that I wanted to teach pre-school or even kindergarten. But when I talked to Mrs. McAbier about the Teacher Academy program my mind was completely changed in a matter of ten minutes. Once starting Teacher Academy I wasn’t sure it was the right choice because I already learned the things we were discussing. Starting the field experiences I knew that I definitely wanted to be a teacher but I wasn’t sure what grade or if I wanted to do special education. Another reason to go to EHOVE would be that you make new friends while staying connected your old friends at your home school. For example, I went back to Margaretta, which is my home school for academics. Granted most of my friends are still at EHOVE, but I was able to reconnect with them and catch up on what I missed. Also, doing the Teacher Academy program you get college credit for your portfolio. I think in a previous blog I talked about the portfolio. If I didn’t I will right now. The portfolio is a PowerPoint of everything that we learned throughout the year and will be judged by other people outside of our lab. Most of you might think that with going to EHOVE that you cannot participate in anything at your home school. That is definitely not the case!! I am still able to play varsity softball for Margaretta and I also was babysitting during school (which EHOVE can help you find a job) and I also attended our schools pep rallies. If you are going to be a senior you can also attend the senior meetings and pictures that your home school might have. If you are on the fence about going to EHOVE take my advice. It will be hard, there will be days when you wish you wouldn’t have. But do not, I repeat do not let drama or friend issues stop you from looking at your future. EHOVE definitely helps you get a jump start on college and or a career whichever you decide to do. One last piece of advice from someone who was once there, do not let other people influence your decision (unless it is your parents of course). It is your education and your future take control of it and run with it!