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Summer “E-R-A”—Some Easier Steps toward an Improved Transcript and a Better College Application

Monday, June 11, 2012

E-R-A: Enrichment, Remediation, Acceleration. A plugged-in high school student now has excellent choices when it comes to summer study—all from the comfort of her or his computer at home (or even at Starbuck’s!).

 

College admissions counselors give extra points to students who take summer courses, even when no credit is awarded. That’s because taking a good course indicates a student’s desire to continue intellectual development beyond the normal academic year. Learning doesn’t stop at the high school doors.\

Beyond this general notion of scholarship, there’s a more important potential in summer online coursework: a student can actually pursue a nascent interest, exploring advanced levels of knowledge that may support choices about the future. Score At The Top has always promoted continuous learning. At this time of the year, we’re quite busy planning our support for students taking courses in one of our centers or on-line, students who want our assistance to delve into summer studies. With our 24/7 accessibility, either in one of our learning centers or virtually over the Internet, Score At The Top provides an ideal choice for students deeply involved in summer studies:http://www.scoreatthetop.com/private/courses-credit http://www.scoreatthetop.com/private/virtual http://www.scoreatthetop.com/private/summer-school

As an alternative to the full range of course offerings at Score At The Top, you’ll find that many academic institutions make learning available to anyone with internet access. Go to this site to find some of the best free courses from a variety of schools in the U.S. and overseas:

http://www.onlinecollegeclasses.com/open-courseware/

The following schools offer a wide range of credit-bearing courses for a fee:www.FLVS.net
Florida Virtual School
(Note: not approved for athletes by the NCAA)University of Nebraska-Lincolnhttp://is.byu.edu/site/
Brigham Young Universityhttp://www.umga.miami.edu/
University of Miami Global Academy