Reality Check coming to AHS

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Andalusia High School freshmen will get a “reality check” on Friday as they get a taste of the “real world.”

Susan Short, director of the Covington County Children’s Policy Council Coalition, said Tuesday that students would participate in Reality Check, a financial simulation program for youth, which allows students to pretend to be 23 and living on their own.

Each student is assigned an occupation that includes a certain level of education, yearly, monthly, gross and net salary.

Then students are assigned a family situation – married, single, with or without children.

Former District Judge Trippy McGuire said through the program, students will go from station to station paying bills, taxes, daycare, clothing, insurance, real estate and utilities.

“This will give students an idea of what kind of life they can have with certain occupations and lifestyles,” he said.

The event will be held from 8 a.m. until 10 a.m., on Friday at the AHS volleyball gym.