About David Bass

Content marketer, author, and homeschool graduate.

Understanding the evolution of ‘guidance counselor’ to ‘school counselor’

By |2019-01-21T07:13:49+00:00January 21st, 2019|Administration, Leadership Tips for Small Schools|

It used to be that guidance counselors had one primary mission: prepare students for college and career pathways after graduation. Think of duties like writing recommendation letters, sending student transcripts to colleges, and helping students job hunt. But in recent years, the role of guidance counselors has evolved to include far more. While today’s “school [...]

7 common myths about private schools—and why they’re wrong

By |2019-01-07T07:42:21+00:00January 7th, 2019|Administration, Advice, Leadership Tips for Small Schools|

What comes to mind when you think of a private school? Maybe a mostly wealthy, white, and privileged student body all dressed in matching uniforms. Or maybe ivy-covered buildings and expensive stadiums. Or elitist families driving up in luxury cars to drop their kids off. It’s not a very welcoming picture, is it? The truth [...]

How Transcript Maker helped my son win an ROTC scholarship

By |2019-01-19T15:10:45+00:00December 4th, 2018|Advice, Creating Professional Transcripts for Students, High school transcripts, Preparing for college, Tips for high school|

Angie Spitzer is a homeschool mom of three boys. She discovered Transcript Maker several years ago after her son began competing for a Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) scholarship. We caught up with Angie to get her story! How’d you hear about Transcript Maker? My oldest son was in 8th grade and I was starting [...]

7 ways to manage your stress as a high school administrator

By |2018-10-30T09:08:23+00:00October 30th, 2018|Advice, Tips for high school|

The demands placed on you as an administrator can be enormous. Over the years, studies have shown that the function of the school administrator continues to increase and become more complicated as a result of continual changes within educational policy. Your work days can be long, stretching into evening and even weekend hours. Your responsibility [...]

4 online marketing opportunities that schools often overlook

By |2018-10-15T08:15:04+00:00October 11th, 2018|General Interest|

We get it—marketing your school is probably the last thing on your mind. You’re a busy administrator tackling dozens of other priorities before 8am even rolls around each weekday morning. What’s more, you probably already have a strong community of families and students in your school. So why pay much attention to marketing? In the [...]

How Transcript Maker helped Orion High School save time and money

By |2018-09-25T08:12:42+00:00September 25th, 2018|Administration, Advice, Budget Management Tips for Small Private or Alternative Schools, Creating Professional Transcripts for Students, High school transcripts, Leadership Tips for Small Schools|

Around 11 years ago, Dr. Joseph Gallegos had a vision to provide opportunities for unique students—those who didn’t finish high school and needed other options. That led to the launch of the fully accredited online school Orion High School in 2008.  Right out of the gate, Dr. Gallegos knew he had a problem. Creating high-school transcripts in house was time-consuming and [...]