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Visiting Colleges in the Era of Covid-19

Posted on Apr 2, 2020 5:29:27 PM

Every college or university has, or is in development of, some sort of virtual connection for admitted and prospective students and their families. All of them have campus visit pages on their websites, which is where you can find this information.

Topics: College Planning, College Visits, Coronavirus

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Topics: College Planning, College Visits, Coronavirus

AP Exam Update from the College Board

Posted on Mar 21, 2020 9:54:03 AM

The College Board just announced its plan for the 2020 AP exams on their AP website:

Topics: AP Exams, Coronavirus

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Topics: AP Exams, Coronavirus

Extracurricular Case Study: Dream Dorm Decorators

Posted on Mar 20, 2020 12:00:00 AM

 

Dream Dorm Decorators

I can recall the day Jonah K. came to my office to develop a community service project.  We considered various possibilities, but none ignited a spark in Jonah − until I said, “What about creating a project to help other kids?” His eyes brightened as we read about the work done by Best Foot Forward, a local organization that supports foster children. Jonah and I visited the founders of BFF, Debby Elman and Donna Biase, who told us that for the first time, they had 10 students who qualified to a

ttend Florida colleges. But the teens didn’t have the clothes or other items students typically bring with them to college. These foster children carried all their worldly possessions in black trash bags. 

Topics: College Admission, Extracurricular Activities, Barbara Leventhal

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Topics: College Admission, Extracurricular Activities, Barbara Leventhal

The Advantages of Synchronous Virtual Tutoring

Posted on Mar 12, 2020 4:12:37 PM

First, some definitions: Virtual tutoring differs from in-person tutoring because the tutor and student(s) will be communicating via the internet via Skype, Zoom, or some other, similar program; Synchronous means that the tutoring/teaching is happening in real time as opposed to, for example, the tutor responding to a student’s work at some later time with a grade and/or comments.

Topics: Test-Prep, Tutoring, Virtual

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Topics: Test-Prep, Tutoring, Virtual

Top Tips for Your Campus Visits

Posted on Mar 2, 2020 9:26:18 AM

In a recent blog, we detailed ways to manage college visits in order to keep your sanity – and budget – in check. In today’s follow-up, we’ll share some tips for maximizing your time on campus and making a great first impression with the admission staff you’ll meet that day.

Topics: College Admission, College Visits

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Topics: College Admission, College Visits

The Changes to the 2020 AP US History Test & 3 Tips to Help

Posted on Feb 28, 2020 5:30:00 AM

Topics: AP Exams, APUSH

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Topics: AP Exams, APUSH

2020 Changes to AP Literature and AP Language Exams

Posted on Feb 27, 2020 4:45:12 PM

2020 Changes to AP English Literature and Composition

The test this year will be 15 minutes shorter than it was in previous years, but the only substantive change is in the scoring of the free-response questions. The content of the free-response section remains unchanged from previous years, but the way that it’s scored will change.

Topics: AP Exams

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Topics: AP Exams

How FL Home-Schooled Students Get Involved in High School Athletics

Posted on Feb 25, 2020 4:24:36 PM

Yes, it’s possible, with some provisos, for home-schooled students in Florida to participate in high school athletics and other related activities under the auspices of the Florida High School Athletic Association (FHSAA). Those sport/activities include basketball, soccer, golf, tennis, baseball, cross country, football, swimming, track, volleyball, archery, fencing, wrestling, cheer, and band.

Topics: Homeschool Support

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Topics: Homeschool Support

IEPs and 504 Plans: What are They and Which is Better?

Posted on Feb 25, 2020 8:46:03 AM

While there are some similarities between Individualized Education Plans (IEPs) and 504 Plans, which is better depends on circumstances. Let’s look at a comparison.

Topics: Special Needs, 504 Plan, ADHD, IEP, LD

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Topics: Special Needs, 504 Plan, ADHD, IEP, LD

Legislative Updates Affecting FL Universities & Scholarship Programs

Posted on Feb 20, 2020 10:33:44 AM

Numerous news outlets, including this one, have reported on proposed legislation that could significantly impact many Florida students. It’s an interesting – even controversial – story that we’ll follow closely. According to a bill sponsored by Rep. Randy Fine (R-Palm Bay), students and their families could see the following changes to both their choices and funding for post-secondary education.

Topics: UF, FSU, Bright Futures, New College, FL Poly

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Topics: UF, FSU, Bright Futures, New College, FL Poly

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