College application season is officially underway. And after two years of stunted enrollment due to the impacts of the pandemic, high schools across Massachusetts are hoping for a recovery during the current cycle. Some Massachusetts charter schools that specialize in college prep, in particular, are trying to adjust. They're redoubling efforts to check in with students: face-to-face, before and after graduation. At the same time, they're acknowledging that college may not be the best option for many of the young people they serve.