Search - Quix
Search - Content
Search - News Feeds
Search - Easy Blog
Search - Tags

How to Gear Up for Junior Year

How to Gear Up for Junior Year
Junior year is the time that can have the most impact on getting into college and getting scholarships. You can be prepared by doing some research ahe...
Continue reading
  1357 Hits
  0 Comments

Make a Plan for Junior Year

Make a Plan for Junior Year
Make a Plan for Junior Year What is your plan for Junior year? It's one of the most important years of high school. It's the year that can make all the difference in college admission and scholarship success. Your Goal Your goal is to choose colleges to apply to. By the end of junior year, decide on 4-8 colleges where you will apply for admission. They should be acceptable to both you and your child, with...
Continue reading
  994 Hits
  0 Comments

Take the SAT Right On Time

Take the SAT Right On Time
Taking the SAT Right on Time Junior year is a VERY busy year, with lots of moving parts.  Taking the PSAT, SAT and ACT, studying for the tests, visiting colleges ...  it can all be overwhelming!  Elise asked me a question about taking tests in junior year, and exactly when it's "too late" for the SAT. I so appreciate all your  books ,  classes , etc and just wanted to ask if there's any disadvantage to...
Continue reading
  821 Hits
  0 Comments

Testing Tips for Highly Gifted Juniors

Testing Tips for Highly Gifted Juniors
I have an article that spells out the nine keys to a successful junior year .  If you have a junior, you might enjoy it! But if your highly gifted student is facing junior year, advanced in math, and you're almost certain they might qualify for the  National Merit Scholarship, then I think my advice on testing would be a little more specific. Please ONLY read this advice if you already feel like your child is...
Continue reading
  914 Hits
  0 Comments

When Do You Need a Transcript?

When Do You Need a Transcript?
When will you need your homeschool transcript?  It's hard to say exactly. The first time you need it may be sophomore year, when your child starts driving.  Many insurance companies provide a good student discount for teenage drivers, and your homeschool transcript is required.  It may be during junior year, when you need to review grades and credits with your child, so they report their grades correctly when they take the PSAT for the first time. ...
Continue reading
  2398 Hits
  0 Comments

Do You Really NEED to Take College Admissions Tests?

Do You Really NEED to Take College Admissions Tests?
Do you really NEED to take college admission tests?  Even when you have dual enrollment in a community college? Quick question. If my daughter is in the Running Start program,  doing dual enrollment, and will enter college as a transfer student, does she need to take the SAT? Thank you in advance, Leslie Dear Leslie, Quick answer:  yes! Long answer:  She doesn't rally "have to" take the SAT in that position, but it will help.  If...
Continue reading
  1488 Hits
  1 Comment

Planning Thanksgiving Dinner and High School Graduation

Planning Thanksgiving Dinner and High School Graduation
I've got big plans for Thanksgiving Dinner.  The boys are coming home from college (with at least one girlfriend!) I'm so excited to see my cousin and her family!  My husband's parents are coming, and bringing their dog, too!  It's going to be a great time, relaxing with family.  I'm the cook, so I've started the meal today! Thanksgiving Menu Appetizers Chips and dips Veggies and dips Satsuma oranges and dates Dinner Turkey with gravy Sausage...
Continue reading
  627 Hits
  3 Comments

When should kids practice for the PSAT?

When should kids practice for the PSAT?
The PSAT is great practice for the SAT!  Don't  study before taking it in 10th grade, so that you have a good idea of where you are starting from.  The PSAT does NOT have a hand written essay, it's just a "fill in the bubble" test.  Taking it without practicing can tell you what your "worst possible" score would be  the following year.  It may be helpful to practice for the PSAT after taking it in...
Continue reading
  1023 Hits
  4 Comments

More Encouraging Posts

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
  • 9
  • 10
  • 11
  • 12
  • 13
  • 14
  • 15
  • 16
  • 17
  • 18
  • 19
  • 20
  • 21
  • 22
  • 23
  • 24
  • 25
  • 26
  • 27
  • 28
  • 29
  • 30
  • 31
  • 32
  • 33
  • 34
  • 35
  • 36
  • 37
  • 38
  • 39
  • 40
  • 41
  • 42
  • 43
  • 44
  • 45
  • 46
  • 47
  • 48
  • 49
  • 50
  • 51
  • 52
  • 53
  • 54
  • 55
  • 56
  • 57
  • 58