In high school, your child’s teachers were probably much more hands-on when it came to making sure students got the academic help they needed. And you had at least a partial view into your kid’s learning.
Now, with your kid enrolled in college, it’s much harder to know what’s going on with their learning. Of course, that’s by design: College is a stepping stone toward adulthood, and they’re being asked to function much more independently, including monitoring their own academic well-being.
But that doesn’t mean it’s easy for all kids—or even most of them. And students who come from high schools that didn’t ask much of them academically might struggle more than those who attended more rigorous high schools.