Dothan High Students get a "Reality Check"

By: Vanessa Araiza Email
By: Vanessa Araiza Email

Dothan High School freshman were paying bills Thursday.

It was part of the schools first year program called Reality Check.

Students were given a profession without knowing its salary and budget for a month.

They learned how to balance car payments, rent and other necessities.

Students say it's a great learning tool.

"You don't need to go and just get what you want, you need to go and get what you need instead of going to get what you want. If you get what you want instead of what you need, you're really going to end up with nothing," said Dothan High School Freshman Megan Wilson.

School officials say the program will help with dropout rates.

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