What is a Gap Year?

  • By definition, a gap year is a break typically taken between high school and college that might include travel, work, study, volunteering, or research.  In practice, a gap year is much more. It’s a time for students to explore the world and gain valuable life skills and experience while transitioning into independence.

    There are many options available to students and a lot of things to consider before deciding what to do after high school.  We encourage you to talk with family, friends, and your School Counselor - we can help you process the best options for you.

    But don't take our word for it...listen to what 2023 BHS grad Bridget Mousaw has to say.  Bridget had a lot of great college options and scholarships on the table, but in the end, she decided to take a Gap year: