While more than 90 percent of the 15,000 soon-to-be high school graduates in Central Texas have said they plan to attend college this fall, research shows only 62 percent of them actually will.
In education circles, they refer to that drop-off as the “summer melt.” But this summer, for the first time, high school counselors from four Central Texas districts will work extra hours in June, July and August to prevent it from happening.
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