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 [...]

Your 6 favorite blog posts from 2018

By |2018-12-20T08:42:12+00:00December 20th, 2018|Advice, Creating Professional Transcripts for Students, General Interest, High school transcripts, Transcripts 101|

To help celebrate this holiday season, we’d like to share six of our most popular blog posts from 2018. We hope you find something useful or inspiring here! Should I use a 4.00 or 4.33 GPA on my transcript? The ultimate guide to designing a high school transcript Five subtle changes you didn’t realize your [...]

7 ways to serve students with special needs at your school

By |2018-12-11T08:58:47+00:00December 11th, 2018|Administration, Advice, Leadership Tips for Small Schools, Tips for high school|

How can your private school serve students with special needs? Especially operating on a modest budget with a small staff? Both good questions that we’ll address in this blog post! While private schools aren’t required to provide special education programs or services, you should have some understanding of how to accommodate these students, what types [...]

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 [...]

5 traits of the best online high schools

By |2018-11-15T06:30:32+00:00November 15th, 2018|Advice, Budget Management Tips for Small Private or Alternative Schools, High school transcripts, Leadership Tips for Small Schools, Tips for high school|

As school administrators know all too well, the education marketplace in America is increasingly competitive. Today, parents and students can choose from a long list of options including traditional public schools, charter schools, private schools, homeschooling, and even online schools to best meet their child’s unique needs and career goals. With so many choices available, [...]

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 [...]