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FSU Released their Final Freshmen Decisions

Last Updated on Mar 23, 2015 12:26:00 PM

 

Florida State released their final freshman decisions last Wednesday after the close of school. Director of Admissions Janice Finney explained that the school deferred more students in December than in the past, so more students received final decisions. Of those deferred in December, students who did not provide mid-year grades were not reconsidered.

This year’s accepted freshman profile...

Topics: Test Scores, Test-Prep, Private-School

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Topics: Test Scores, Test-Prep, Private-School

Three Tips on Approaching the Florida EOCs

Last Updated on Dec 8, 2014 12:00:00 AM

Comprehensive exams are a daunting undertaking for any student. With with the fact that End-of-Course (EOC) scores make up 30% of students’ final course grades, you have a recipe guaranteed to make even the best students feel anxious. However, it doesn't have to be stressful. Here are some tips for effectively preparing – without having to tear your hair out.

Topics: Test-Prep, Private-School

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Topics: Test-Prep, Private-School

Courses for Credit – A Brilliant Summer Opportunity

Last Updated on May 15, 2014 12:00:00 AM

Want to strengthen your academic record? Improve your GPA? Make up a failed course? Strengthen your chances for college admission? Then join us this summer by taking a course for academic credit with one of our gifted instructors!

Score At The Top offers courses for credit in a 1-on-1 or small group setting. Because our approach is so individualized, we can schedule courses at a student’s convenience – mornings, afternoons, evenings, and even weekends – and a student can start a course with us at any time. Our students can be certain that they will have the absolutely best possible learning environment, one that suits each one’s personal learning style.

Topics: Tutoring, Summer School, Private-School

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Topics: Tutoring, Summer School, Private-School

Read On Suncoast High School Students' Success

Last Updated on Apr 24, 2014 2:25:00 PM

Through its Suncoast Foundation, Suncoast High School in Riviera Beach, Florida, tapped Score At The Top to provide an eight-week, 24-hour SAT prep course to 150 of its students. The students took two simulated exams as part of the course of preparation. Suncoast compared the results of the first simulated exam with students’ results from Palm Beach County’s February 26 SAT test administration.

Topics: SAT Test, Test-Prep, Tutoring, Private-School

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Topics: SAT Test, Test-Prep, Tutoring, Private-School

Bright Futures Gets Tougher

Last Updated on Apr 21, 2014 10:18:00 AM

Among educators who value intellectual rigor, there have often been rumblings about how academic standards have eroded. “Old schoolers” will complain that a grade of B today doesn’t at all match a B from decades ago. Well, whether it’s purely a fiscal concern or not, Florida’s Bright Futures program has really tightened its belt insofar as student performance is concerned.

Topics: Private-School

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Topics: Private-School

Quicksand and the SAT (or ACT)

Last Updated on Feb 21, 2014 2:11:00 PM

Quicksand lurks on what seems like solid ground across which we absolutely must travel to get where we want to go. That’s the background scene that defines the landscape for many students who face the SAT or ACT. They struggle with so many aspects of the test, and the more they struggle, the quicker and deeper they sink. All avoidable.
There was a time many decades ago when TV Westerns had the obligatory quicksand pit. Some good guy would save another good guy – or even save a bad guy – from getting sucked into oblivion. Why get sunk by the SAT? With the right attitude, preparation, and poise, you can leverage the SAT or ACT into an experience that serves you in more ways than you think.

Topics: Test-Prep, Private-School, Educational-Consulting

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Topics: Test-Prep, Private-School, Educational-Consulting

Strategies for Stress Management During Midterms

Last Updated on Feb 19, 2014 2:00:00 PM

Days or weeks of constantly studying for midterms, being slammed down by pressure to excel, cause a great deal of mental and physical strain. Take a break and make an effort to reduce your stress, and you'll find you not only live a happier and healthier student life, but you'll also probably find it in yourself to get centered and do better on your exams as a result.

Topics: Test-Prep, Private-School

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Topics: Test-Prep, Private-School

Ho Ho Homework!

Last Updated on Dec 7, 2013 12:00:00 AM

Winter Break is coming! Tidings of comfort and joy? Well, yes, but there are certain other “holiday” preparations that you can’t pass up, preparations that are vital for your student’s success.

Topics: Tutoring, Private-School

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Topics: Tutoring, Private-School

Facing Up to FaceBook

Last Updated on Sep 26, 2008 12:00:00 AM

Why would anyone want to climb a high peak? The famous rejoinder, of course, has long been, “Because it’s there!” Moving right along, people from all walks of life ask a similar question regarding MySpace and FaceBook: Why publish items of sometimes keen personal interest for all the world to see? Answer: because it’s there. And, by the way, we’re deep in the throes of the Information(-glut) Age.

Topics: Tutoring, Private-School, Educational-Consulting

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Topics: Tutoring, Private-School, Educational-Consulting

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