It is a good idea for high schoolers who plan to attend college to start by making a list of colleges that they would like to attend. Do not wait until senior year to do so, since there is a lot of research involved in narrowing down the list. Continue reading “Making a list of Colleges to apply”
It is that time of the year to start thinking about summer plans. Many of the top rated summer programs are now open for registration.
If you have a High School Junior who will start working on college application essays this summer, John Hopkins has a very popular essay writing course which can also be taken online at your on pace. Check out their website.
Davidson Academy is a very reputable institution for gifted students. Their summer program registration is now open. http://www.davidsongifted.org/THINK-Summer
Belin Blank Center’s summer program registrations are also open. Read more here.
Check out WashU’s summer programs for High Schoolers here.
Science Centers in various cities offer various camps during summer. Read more here.
Algebra Readiness Test is given to eligible students in elementary school or middle school to test their ability to take more challenging mathematics coursework. Algebra Readiness Test (a.k.a Iowa Algebra Readiness Assessment,IARA in Iowa) is given to students who have scored high in NWEA/MAP testing, and in state administered standardized tests like Iowa Assessments. IARA can be given to students as early as 4th grade or 5th grade (depending on the school district) to eligible students to place the them in secondary mathematics curriculum. Continue reading “What is Algebra Readiness Testing?”
It’s back to school time! Hope everyone enjoyed their summer. I am ready for the kids to go back to school and get back to a regular routine.
You will find many websites with information on physical, cognitive and social milestones for a child’s growth. But it is not easy to find information on what to expect in each grade in school as far as academics goes. Before the kids head back to school, here is an overview of what to expect in the year ahead from what I have learned over the years. Continue reading “Back to School: What to expect this year (academic milestones for each grade)”
If you are a parent of a high schooler, who is confused about college admissions and planning, you might find the on demand webinars on National Honor Society’s website to be very informative. Continue reading “Webinars by NHS on college planning”