Should High School Students Take a Gap Year?

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For some students, taking a gap year can be a good choice, particularly if they use it for building their skills, expanding their horizons, finding clarity in their interests and career choices, and saving money. However, a gap year can lead to wasted time, numerous costs, feelings of isolation, and a loss of academic motivation. Students should discuss the idea of taking a gap year with their family and academic advisors so that they can determine if it is the right option for them.

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