victory lap

The myth of the four-year degree

Students are staying longer for a variety of reasons

Don’t get stuck doing a Victory Lap

Few schools guarantee graduation in four years


Really bad advice

How guidance is failing our students


Extra year of high school? Where’s the victory in that ‘Victory Lap’?

When my biology teacher started talking about a victory lap during class last week, I figured she must be talking about race cars. Or maybe the sound her cat makes when it drinks. But apparently ‘victory lap’ can also be directly translated to, “A grade 12 student that stays behind for an extra year because, well, they can.”