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Zubaidah Bhello has visited colleges, decided New York University is her top pick, and plans to become a dermatologist.
And she’s only 10 years old.
Bhello is part of a bold new experiment at a Staten Island elementary school that attempts to prepare students for life after high school as soon as possible — even as early as kindergarten. The school, P.S. 21, has built college preparedness into its curriculum and launched its new college and career center on Thursday.
While even the youngest learners are expected to participate in college activities, students at different ages will have different tasks, Principal Anthony Cosentino said. Kindergarteners design college pennants, while fifth graders create digital portfolios that explain their background, goals and what it will take to get there.
Read more about this innovative elementary school by Monica Disare at Chalkbeat