The 2016 seniors at Alta High school had a 98% graduation rate. This compared with the national average of 82% is quite amazing. Approximately 89% of Alta grads went to colleges in Utah. Alta High schools college week is coming up! It is November 7-11. There are a lot of good opportunities that come with college week. Here are a few things to keep in mind with that coming up. The top three colleges in state that people go to are The University of Utah, Brigham Young University and Utah State University. Last year some of Alta grads made the unique choice of going to college in Australia, and cal state. Ms. Scheffner a counselor at Alta High said “find the best fit” there are so many different options out there so keep an open mind when you are looking for a college to attend. Also keep in mind what you can afford. Keep in mind that we do have deadlines! November 1st is the priority deadline, and December 1st is the date you should really pay attention to. Most are either before or right after this date. Scholarship deadlines need to be kept in mind as well because close to all students need financial aid. You can get so many scholarships, start applying for them now so that you can get the ones you are in need of! Ms. Scheffner said that college will give you more options and keep your doors open, it is an important experience to have that can not really be replaced by anything else. Nothing can take away from a well rounded education. Something that can help you when you are looking at what you would like to major in is to look at internships. They recently had college day and that gave the students somethings to be thinking about as the seniors start to make their decisions about what the next step of life is going to be. Whether you are considering college or another path look into the facts of all your options. College week is a good way to do that.