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5 Tactics to Encourage Academic Confidence in Your Middle Schooler

5 Tactics to Encourage Academic Confidence in Your Middle Schooler

The middle school years can be full of challenges for students. With a plethora of new academic and personal responsibilities, it can become difficult for students to remain confident in their ability to succeed. To promote academic confidence in your child, encourage your middle schooler to set manageable goals and to create a schedule so that they can feel in charge of their education. Looking to offer your student extra support this semester? Keep reading to learn five tactics to encourage academic confidence in your middle schooler.  1. Encourage academic confidence in your middle schooler by noting effort, not just correct answers ... Read More About 5 Tactics to Encourage Academic Confidence in Your Middle Schooler

What to Know About AP Exams in 2019

What to Know About AP Exams in 2019

Attention high school AP students: beginning this August, you can expect changes to the AP exam process. Items on the agenda include enhanced free test prep materials for AP teachers, an earlier AP exam registration deadline in November, and a $40.00 late fee for late registration or exam cancellation. If you’re planning on taking an AP course, read on to learn about the changes that could affect your AP exam experience in 2019. Change #1 for AP exams in 2019: new study and assessment materials The College Board has developed study tools and curriculum materials for teachers. This includes a library of unit-by-unit planning guides for ... Read More About What to Know About AP Exams in 2019

ACT and SAT Test Dates for 2019-2020

 ACT and SAT Test Dates for 2019-2020

If you’re a high school junior or senior planning to take the ACT or SAT, it can be helpful to choose your testing date at the start of the academic year. Staying organized and on top of your testing schedule can help you avoid missing exam registration deadlines and allow time to establish a personalized study plan. It can also help to ensure you have enough time to send your test scores to the colleges to which you’re applying. If you’re ready to make your ACT or SAT plan for this school year, keep reading to learn the ACT and SAT test dates for 2019-2020 .  ACT test dates for 2019-2020 As you decide when to take yo ... Read More About ACT and SAT Test Dates for 2019-2020

5 Books Every Middle Schooler Should Read

5 Books Every Middle Schooler Should Read

The summer is a great opportunity for students to refresh and refocus their minds in preparation for the coming school year. With all the activities (like summer camp) occupying many students’ summer days, time spent reviewing previously learned content and preventing summer learning loss can fall by the wayside.  Learning loss during the summer months, also known as summer slide, can equate to the loss of nearly two years of academics. Luckily, studies have found that just two to three hours of focused learning per week can combat this loss. One way to get middle schoolers ready for the fall is through reading.  Looking to e ... Read More About 5 Books Every Middle Schooler Should Read

How to Make the Most of Your High School Orientation

How to Make the Most of Your High School Orientation

The start of high school is often accompanied by apprehension, excitement, and plenty of questions. Luckily, high school orientation is a great opportunity for students to learn all there is to know about available extracurriculars, where classes are located, and what to expect during the first few weeks of the year. When looking to make the most of your high school orientation, review the day’s schedule, interact with other students, and ensure you bring any necessary items.   Hoping to start the school year off on the right foot? Keep reading to learn how to make the most of your high school orientation.  High school orient ... Read More About How to Make the Most of Your High School Orientation