In view of the redesigned SAT, we have somewhat altered the advice we typically give students about their junior-year testing calendar. This means YOU, members of the class of 2017:Read More
E-R-A: Enrichment, Remediation, Acceleration.
Students who take summer courses improve their chances for college admission. That’s because summer studying indicates a student’s desire to continue intellectual development beyond the normal academic year. Learning doesn’t stop on the way out of the high school doors at the start of summer vacation..
Score At The Top provides the full spectrum of high school courses. At this time of the year, we’re quite busy planning our schedule for students taking courses with us. With 24/7 accessibility, either in person at one of our five SACS-accredited learning centers or online via Skype with our teachers, Score At The Top provides an ideal choice for students committed to summer studies.Read More
If you are trying to get off a waitlist, here’s some advice to improve your chances… Colleges do not rank-order the students on the waitlist. Rather, they fill the gaps left by not getting enough positive responses from the students they have admitted. So here’s where your demonstrated interest can play an important role.Read More
Do you want your child to be a guinea pig for the “redesigned” SAT one year from now – or a savvy student with options? We recommend the latter, of course!
Our review of the ninety-four new SAT sample test questions released by the College Board lead us to believe that the new test will be significantly harder with its emphasis on deeper critical thinking, and with the introduction of more difficult reading passages and higher-level math concepts. This redesigned test will impact current sophomores ― who would normally be ready to take their first SAT about one year from now. They will be among the first students to take the redesigned SAT ― unfortunately with limited practice materials available. The College Board plans to release only one full-length practice SAT in May, followed by a book of four practice tests on June 30. Students who use these practice tests will not really know what their scores mean – how they stack up against current SAT and/or ACT scores – until the score “conversion tables” are released later in the summer.Read More
It comes around like clockwork: each year at this time, we guide freshmen, sophomores, and juniors through high school course selection. The principal point we make each season is that there is a cause-and-effect relationship between a student’s high school curriculum and potential college choices.Read More
Finishing high school is an important transition; moving away from home and learning how to balance academic responsibilities while juggling a social life might prove stressful as you plan your freshman year of college. Some stress is normal, but if you're concerned about getting over-stressed, you may want to take proactive measures to calm your mind before you embark on your journey. Hobbies help ease mounting tensions and, for you, the pressures of college life.
In the next four postings, we’d like to provide you with insights into the three principal accelerated or advanced programs of study offered to high school students in the US. After we consider each of three programs, we’ll wrap up with a brief comparison.
This first in the series describes the College Board’s familiar Advanced Placement.Read More
You’ve got studying on the brain, but your teen would rather be hanging out with his friends or playing sports. Since our teens always have their phones in their hands, meet them half way by downloading some of these study apps. Who knows, they may even start to enjoy learning.
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Most questions on the Common Application’s Education page are quite straightforward. Here are some tips for those questions that are not:
If you attend a public high school, your Class rank reporting is probably “Exact” - a specific number indicating your academic rank within your senior class. Your transcript should contain both your Class rank and the Graduating class size.Read More
Not only do we serve K-12 students, we also provide educational support to college students, graduates, and parents!
Want to learn or brush up on a language before you take that vacation overseas? Chinese, French, Spanish, Russian – we can give you the fun tools you need to find your way.Read More