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High School: School and Academics Articles

The Post-Graduate Year: What's it all About?

The Post-Graduate Year: What's it all About?

Your child's finishing up senior year, looking forward to prom, graduation, and one more year of high school?

Alternatives to a Traditional College

Alternatives to a Traditional College

No matter what path your child chooses after high school, there are options that can help her find a great career.

Courses for College: What Kids Need

Courses for College: What Kids Need

With today’s stiff competition, kids need to make the grade. And that means more than a GPA, it also means a strong, broad transcript, preferably starting in ninth grade. What exactly do they need? Read on.

Getting Into College: The Personal Statement

Getting Into College: The Personal Statement

It's the cause of blinking-cursor-induced migraines for high school seniors all over the country: the college admissions personal statement.

High School Summer Reading List

High School Summer Reading List

We've looked high and low for exciting new titles for young adults. Here are our list of favorites to exhilarate, fascinate, and yes...educate.

Preparing Your Sophomore for College Applications

Preparing Your Sophomore for College Applications

A marathon. A gauntlet. The Indy 500. There is no shortage of metaphors to describe the college application process. As a high schooler, these images can be daunting, if not downright scary. But, to add a new – and perhaps more heartening – metaphor to the mix, try this on for size: a ...

High School Rankings: What Do They Mean?

High School Rankings: What Do They Mean?

First came lists naming the country's "best colleges." Then magazines began ranking high schools. With a click of the mouse, parents can read whether their local school is considered one of the top 100 in the country, one of the top 1000, or whether it fails to make the cut.

Scoring an Athletic Scholarship

Scoring an Athletic Scholarship

Your teen has been balancing academics, athletics, and high school social life for years now. But all her hard work is about to pay off: as most kids and parents know, the more accomplished teens are in a variety of fields, the better their chances of getting into the college or university of their ...

The College Tour: What You Need to Know

The College Tour: What You Need to Know

The lessons I learned over three years and hundreds of tours as a Stanford University tour guide could fill a book. Here are the Cliff’s Notes:

Big Test Tomorrow? Try a Nap, not an All-Nighter

Big Test Tomorrow? Try a Nap, not an All-Nighter

Although everyone knows that pulling an all-nighter is no way to go, many see no alternatives to the occasional late-night cram-session. But all-nighters may be doing more harm than good.