Why Summer School Makes Sense for Adult Learners

Creative Commons image by Luke Ma
Creative Commons image by Luke Ma

If you’ve been contemplating returning to school as an adult, you might find that taking your courses in the summer is a great way to get a jump-start on your continuing education. While children and teenagers shudder at the thought of summer school, the warm months just might be the perfect time for you to pursue your dreams of higher education. Why? Take a look at these three reasons:

  • If you have kids, you’ll be “on” while they’re “off.” If you are a parent, you know that the kids take center stage during the school year. From helping with homework to shuttling them to dance practice, you’re juggling their needs with yours all week long. During the summer, there’s some down-time and you can focus on your own homework instead of quizzing your kids on spelling and walking them through their math problems.
  • Later sunsets make night classes more feasible. In the winter, you need to deal with dark evenings, early dinners and chilly temperatures. Most adults need to schedule their classes in the evening, so this can add more chaos to an already busy time. During the summer months, however, the sun sets later, so you’ll have more daylight to help you accomplish everything you need to. You also won’t have to worry about navigating potentially icy roads as you drive to and from your school.
  • Be ready to start your new career in the fall. The fall is a great time for new beginnings when it comes to starting a new job. Summer fun is winding down, the kids are going back to school and there are still a few months left before the holiday rush begins. If you can get your educational goals completed during the summertime months, you’ll be ready to spiff up your resume and find a new job before the end of the calendar year.

At the Sunrise School of Dental Assisting, we offer a summer course that begins in June and ends in September. Just think: You could start classes within the next few weeks and you could be ready to begin working in a dental office before the leaves start turning yellow!

If you think you might be interested in attending summer classes to learn how to become a dental assistant, please contact us at 877.871.6002.