Beat Summer Boredom: Cool Topics To Explore Online

Has summer boredom set in?  You can now learn about exciting new topics through Khan Academy’s partnership with major cultural and academic institutions. Visit the Museum of Modern Art, explore Pixar in a Box, NASA, Dartmouth, and more by looking here.  Topics include: The Metropolitan Museum of ArtTateThe Museum of Modern ArtThe J. Paul Getty MuseumCalifornia Academy of SciencesExploratoriumAmerican ...

Five Tips For Reporting SAT, ACT and AP Scores To Colleges

Fall of senior year has actually arrived and it is time to get into the nitty-gritty details of applying to colleges. If you want a college to see standardized test scores, you will need to have them sent officially by ACT or College Board  for the SAT and SAT Subject tests. Here are some tips:1: Decide if you are submitting scores.Check the college’s website to determine if it is “test optional.” If ...

AP Exams: The Word From Admissions

It’s March and high school students are selecting courses for next year. You may be wondering if you should consider taking an AP course?Which AP course should I take? Do you have a specific area of interest or have you performed well in honors courses? If yes, then consider taking the AP version of the same courses. At most high schools, the AP course covers more advanced material than the honors ...

To AP Or Not To AP? Answers To Commonly-Asked Questions

Joan Casey One of the most commonly asked questions in our practice is: “Does it matter if I take AP courses or not?” The answer depends on what courses are the right fit for the individual student, and what the student’s aspirations are. Will I Be Able To Handle The Work? The first and what might seem like an obvious consideration is whether the student can handle the course work in an AP ...
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Choose Your High School Courses Wisely

You might be surprised to learn that the most important part of the college application is your transcript listing your high school courses and grades. Most colleges want to see that you took the most rigorous courses appropriate for you. As you consider your course selections for next year, keep these points in mind: Continue Foreign Language. If you are a senior and you have taken three years ...

Course Selection Time: Choose Wisely

It is the time of year for high school students to make course selections for next academic year. While you may not have many options until senior year, you still must decide on electives and the appropriate level of rigor for your academic classes. Here are some factors to consider when making your selection: Sketch Out A Plan for Your Remaining High School Years Students typically consider their ...

These Tests, They Are A-Changin’: AP Tests to Emphasize Creativity and Deeper Learning

By Angela S. “Theater” and “photosynthesis” are not two concepts that you would usually associate with one another, but it is exactly that sort of creative, out-of-the-box thinking that the College Board hopes its new A.P. curriculum will encourage in students. According to the New York Times, the College Board will release new curriculum standards for the 2013 A.P. biology and U.S. history ...
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