Lafayette High School students sat in an open area in the guidance office, chatting about their schedules, college costs and plans after high school.
Surrounded by banners from colleges and universities nationwide, a few tinkered on their cell phones, while others worked on tablets and desktop computers. Students used their free period to plan and some waited for appointments with school counselors on a recent school day.
Three seniors, Hance Gareis, Griffin Schobel and Jakeria Crocker, all agreed February is a hectic month. The students and their friends are concentrating on their last months of high school and preparing for two or four-year colleges.
Gareis wants to be...