College Prep Tips for 10th Graders

10th grade is a great time to explore possibilities for college and for your future. Build a strong foundation this year in high school by following these college prep tips: 1. Take the PSAT/NMSQT ® test in October if it is offered at your high school The primary PSAT/NMSQT ® test date this year is

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Student Highlight: Jared

“I will prepare, and someday my chance will come,” is a quote often attributed to the great Abraham Lincoln. For Jared, it is a way of life. A Class of 2017 graduate of Birdville High School, Jared is a diligent and serious young man whose well-spoken manner belies his age. Always a firm believer in

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Teens: Don’t Forget to Include These 5 Activities in Your Summer Plans

You can choose how to spend your summer – endlessly playing video games or wasting time on social media, never making progress toward your future goals – OR – you can choose to include a few meaningful activities that have a chance to impact your life and future. Even if you choose the latter, you

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Excitement, Tears, and the Daunting Task of Choosing Your CollegePart 2: The Facts

If you have not read the last blog, Excitement, Tears, and the Daunting Task of Choosing your College, Part 1: Your Mindset, do not read any further until you do. If you approach this decision in the wrong order, you are more likely to make a mistake. Did you read it? Ok then, now it

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Excitement, Tears, and the Daunting Task of Choosing Your CollegePart 1: Your Mindset

Your acceptance letters have arrived, you have celebrated your successes, cried over the disappointments, and now the time has come to make your choice. Where will you go to college? It is easy to get nervous about making the wrong choice and ending up at a college that is not quite right for you. Before

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Student Highlight: Alex

Most people look at an iceberg and just notice the peak, not the massive foundation underneath the surface. And so it goes with successful students: people see the success story and don’t realize all of the hard work and diligence underneath that success. Alex is an example of such a story. A student at Westlake

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