21 New Year’s Resolutions for High School Students and Parents

The new year is here! And January brings the opportunity for a fresh start. Whether you’re a parent, a high school freshman, or a college bound senior, it’s never too early to focus on pursuing your college dreams. What goals will you set to make 2022 your year? As always, we’re here to help you

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20 Summer Activities for High School Students

This summer feels like a fresh start as we continue to recover from the pandemic. Students always want to know what they can do to be a better college applicant, but the goal should really be to expand your horizons and experience life. In doing so, you become a more interesting person with even more

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College Admissions Timeline: A Roadmap for 9th-12th Grade

High school is a busy time, and it can be a challenge to find the time to prepare for college admissions. In addition to juggling extracurriculars and difficult classes and preparing for tests, teenagers are also expected to make major life decisions about their career path and where to attend college. That’s a lot of

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Back to School 2022: Tips for Students

This year, many school districts kicked off the school year with students attending classes entirely online. As a result, parents and students have had to learn how to adapt to online learning once again. Although the future remains uncertain, our college experts encourage students to find ways to stay focused on reaching their college dreams.

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1995 vs. 2020: How College Admissions Has Changed Over the Past 25 Years

If one of your parents graduated from college, you have probably heard stories about “When I was in school…” Advice from someone who has been through the process before can be insightful and valuable. But it is also important to consider how your college admissions experience may differ from what your parents’ experience was like

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10 Things High School Students Can Do While Stuck at Home

School’s out, but not completely. School districts across the nation have extended spring break or moved to online instruction in an effort to prevent the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). You may wonder how to keep your high school student academically engaged while he or she is cooped up inside. You want your teen to use

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How to Be Happy Anywhere (Even at School)

Have you ever convinced yourself that after completing a specific goal or project, you’d be happy? Trust me—I get it. It’s how we’ve been taught to think. Before you say anything, this is NOT a conspiracy theory! We’ve been conditioned to think formulaically: When we become successful, then we’ll be happy. After I get all

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Steering Clear of the Summer Slump

Summer break is finally here! Now teens can set aside their school books, turn off their brains, and lounge by the poolside. Wait, no! Teens shouldn’t turn off their brains during the summer! Summer is an excellent time for brains to shift gears but not come to a grinding halt. During the summer, there’s a

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Setting Goals — What Do You Want To Achieve?

Today’s students must have clearly-defined goals — things they hope to achieve and toward which they conscientiously work. But goals should not be confused with outcomes. That’s because goals often arise organically as an expression of an individual’s character, motivations, and values. Outcomes can further the attainment of goals, but goals are bigger than accomplishments.

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