How to Pick the Right High School Path 1. Consult a counselor as early as possible: Parents of middle school students should look ahead at the math and science courses that colleges prefer. 2. Plan on advanced classes: Taking AP-level classes during high school will expose your child to college-level material and can possibly give them college credit. 3. Ask about AP prerequisites: Some AP classes require prerequisites. College Board contains helpful preparation for students at 4. Have your child explore opportunities outside of the classroom: This could be looking into local college programs, joining a local math club or even looking up local STEM-related clubs. This will further your child’s knowledge, experience and interest in STEM. 10