Starting young, support from high schools

I agree that encouraging and assisting students to pursue PSE needs to start when they are younger. Often, high school courses decide what types of programs a student can apply to, and whether they can attend college or university. Guidance counsellors pushed them to take applied math because they were doing poorly in academic math. However, the guidance counsellor didn’t inform them that bumping down to academic math would severely limited where they could apply after high school graduation.