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3 Summer Programs for High School Students

3 Summer Programs for High School Students

Hanging out by the water and spending time with friends—as the high school year comes to a close, summertime fun is all that’s on most students’ minds. Summer is a great time to relax and refresh for the next school year. It’s also an excellent opportunity, however, for high school students to advance their learning. With more and more colleges paying attention to how high school students spend their summers, it can benefit students to dedicate at least a portion of these months to hitting the books. Studying at home can be challenging during the summer. Luckily, many learning programs exist for high school students wh ... Read More About 3 Summer Programs for High School Students

How You Can Make an Impact this Memorial Day

How You Can Make an Impact this Memorial Day

It’s celebrated every year, but do you know the history behind Memorial Day? Once called “Decoration Day,” this date holds an important history. In order to make an impact this Memorial Day, learn the history behind this holiday and find ways to get involved in your community, such as volunteering with veterans or donating goods. The history behind Memorial Day The origins of Memorial Day date back to the late 1860s. The Civil War, a conflict whose death toll was unprecedented at that time, necessitated the creation of national cemeteries. After the war ended, Americans would leave flowers at the graves of soldiers who had ... Read More About How You Can Make an Impact this Memorial Day

3 Lessons to Take Away from Your First Year of Teaching

3 Lessons to Take Away from Your First Year of Teaching

You did it—you’ve experienced all the joys and tribulations that come with your first year of teaching. There is no doubt that you’ve learned a plethora of lessons this past school year, such as how to schedule your time and how to successfully work with others in your school. Now, take time to acknowledge these lessons and to find ways to learn from them as you go into your next year of teaching. Here are three lessons to take away from your first year of teaching: Teaching lesson #1: how to manage your time As you well know, there is a seemingly infinite amount of time that you spend on schoolwork. The list of tasks inclu ... Read More About 3 Lessons to Take Away from Your First Year of Teaching

How to Make the Most of Your Summer ACT/SAT Prep

How to Make the Most of Your Summer ACT/SAT Prep

Summer is the perfect time to begin studying for the ACT or SAT. Regardless of which test you choose, or if you plan to sit for both exams, take advantage of the summer months as an opportunity to deep-dive into prep. Summer can allow you a more flexible study schedule and may leave you better rested to tackle test prep. Make the most of your summer ACT/SAT prep by registering for your exam, using your time wisely, and working with a tutor. Here are several other tips to help you make the most of your summer ACT and SAT prep: Make the most of your summer ACT/SAT prep by working with others Working with an ACT tutor, an SAT tutor, or a friend ... Read More About How to Make the Most of Your Summer ACT/SAT Prep

How are IB Exams Scored?

How are IB Exams Scored?

From college credit to sharper higher-order thinking skills, the benefits of earning an IB diploma are undeniable. The IB Diploma Programme culminates in various types of IB exams whose grading criteria can seem mystifying upon first review. To avoid surprises come test day, it’s key to be aware of how IB courses are evaluated.    When understanding IB exam scoring, it’s important to explore the various types of assessments, scoring scales, and passing requirements. Keep reading to learn how individual IB exams are scored. [RELATED: What High School Students Should Know About IB Courses] External vs. internal IB assess ... Read More About How are IB Exams Scored?

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