How to help your high school students think critically

By |2018-12-09T11:39:09-05:00November 27th, 2018|Administration, Leadership Tips for Small Schools, Preparing for college, Tips for high school|

What’s one skill set that applies to any area of life, including any career? The answer is skillful critical thinking! Critical thinking can help students hypothetically “remove themselves” from a situation in order to be more objective and see things from other viewpoints. As a critical thinker, a student is self-aware as well as others [...]

How Transcript Maker helped Orion High School save time and money

By |2018-09-25T08:12:42-04:00September 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 [...]

8 ways to do a better job communicating with parents in your school

By |2018-09-12T08:49:46-04:00September 12th, 2018|Administration, Advice, High school transcripts|

Working as a private school administrator requires you to play multiple roles and perform a myriad of time-consuming tasks—one of which is to communicate with parents in person, over the phone, and via email (or other platforms like social media). It’s easy for effective administrator-to-parent communication to slip through the cracks, but keeping your students’ [...]

7 reasons why your school needs enrichment programs

By |2018-08-15T08:22:03-04:00August 15th, 2018|Administration, Advice, Leadership Tips for Small Schools|

Does your school offer enrichment programs? If you haven’t considered them before, now is a great time. Enrichment programs can not only change the entire course of a student’s life, but they can attract more families to your school and build your reputation in the community. Put simply, a generous enrichment program can improve all [...]

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