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Post-Secondary Options

While Landmark offers students a college-preparatory program, we realize college is not for everyone. Our guidance office individualizes the transition process to make sure each student is exposed to and understands their post-secondary options and chooses the best path for their learning style and goals. Students are counseled on the following options.

Two-Year College

  • There are a variety of two-year public and private schools.
  • Many two-year public schools (community colleges) offer open admissions.
  • Good opportunity for those who are not ready for the demands of a four-year college.
  • Students earn a Associates of Arts degree.
  • Can transfer to a four-year school.
  • Many schools offer some support for students with language-based learning disabilities.
  • Usually costs less than a four-year college.
  • Some schools provide student housing, though most typically do not provide housing.

Gap Year

  • Growing number of programs offer travel or internship experience.
  • Opportunity for students who are not ready for college or need more time.
  • Many students looking at Gap Year programs will also apply to college and defer admissions.
  • Attend the Gap Year Fair to learn more about opportunities.

Business, Trade, or Technical Programs

  • Programs available at private schools, for-profit schools, and community colleges
  • Offers practical training for specific skills,
  • Includes training in construction, health occupations, travel and tourism, as well as many other areas
  • Be sure to learn about job-placement services,
  • Length of program varies depending on course of study.

College or University

  • Students earn a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree.
  • Four-year program but some students will take longer to complete their degree.
  • Dormitories are ususally available.
  • Varying degrees of support for students with language-based learning disabilities.


  • Students must take the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) test. Results determine enlistment options.
  • Must pass physical and medical examinations.
  • Must complete basic training (additional training for specific jobs will take place after basic training).
  • Branches include Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, and Coast Guard.
  • Students entering after college enter as enlisted.
  • Minimum of two-year commitment.
  • Be sure to learn about military life and culture.


  • Look for opportunities for future growth.
  • Pay attention to salary, benefits, and health insurance.
  • Can be combined with other options. (Work and attend school part time.)
  • Ask employer about future opportunities for training and education.