Five signs your student shouldn’t take a gap year

Gap years are an increasingly common—and economically viable—choice for many students. But they’re not for everyone. Two weeks ago, we explored six surprising benefits of taking a gap year before college. So what about the flip side? There are a handful of reasons why a gap year might not be the best choice for your Read more about Five signs your student shouldn’t take a gap year[…]

Six surprising benefits of taking a gap year before college

Ever wonder if a gap year could be a good option for your student? Although common in many parts of the world, the idea of taking a year off between high school and college isn’t on the radar of most American students and their parents. But that scenario is changing as more families see the gap Read more about Six surprising benefits of taking a gap year before college[…]

Read this before giving straight A’s on a high school transcript

Back in the day, the 4.0 grade point average—straight A’s—meant you were at the top of the academic heap. It had summa cum laude written all over it, and colleges readily admitted students with straight A’s because it meant they had demonstrated mastery over every subject in the curriculum. But then, over time, high schools Read more about Read this before giving straight A’s on a high school transcript[…]

A beginner’s guide to mastering the SAT and ACT

Does the thought of taking one of those all-important college-entrance exams make your head spin and your stress level rise? After all, so much hinges on how well you do—not only gaining admission to your top-choice schools but also consideration for numerous financial awards and scholarships. So, yes, it’s true that there’s a lot at Read more about A beginner’s guide to mastering the SAT and ACT[…]

For homeschool families: A primer on distance education for college

If there’s one thing America is known for, it’s options. Whether it’s toothpaste, ice cream, craft beers, mortgages, or cars, the vast array of choices can be overwhelming. Of course, the same can be said for education options beyond high school. There are vocational and industry-specific schools that train people for specialized jobs. And there Read more about For homeschool families: A primer on distance education for college[…]