National Merit Scholarship Program

You constantly hear about highly ranked athletes being recruited by colleges on full ride (tuition + all expenses) scholarships. So what about students who are academically competitive? Do they get any scholarships for attending college? The National Merit Scholarship (NMSC)program is one such program for students who achieve high scores in standardized tests. The eligibility to this program is based on PSAT scores. Read more about the program here.

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Registration for summer programs are now open!

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.

What is Algebra Readiness Testing?

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?”