Category: High School

In Praise of Mediocre Kids

Published in Boston Magazine by JULIE SURATT · 8/27/2017, For full article CLICK HERE Last year, my son Finn came home from school and announced that he wanted to play the French horn. Naturally, I signed him up. A few weeks later, we got an email from the music director politely letting us know that Finn would benefit greatly… Read more »

When It Comes to College, Only Half of America’s High Schoolers Say They Feel Prepared, Survey Finds By:  Katie Stringer  Click Here is View Full Article Only half of U.S. students think their high schools have prepared them with the knowledge and skills they need for college, according to recent survey data. Compiled by the nonprofit YouthTruth, the data reveal an uncertainty among high schoolers in how to become ready for college and… Read more »

The Truth About Scholarships

DIY COLLEGE RANKING BLOG – – BY MICHELLE KRETZSCHMAR – – VIEW FULL STORY – HERE There are two major delusions/misconceptions about paying for college that too many parents have. The first is that by not saving for college, parents claim this will make their kids eligible for more financial aid. Why bother saving if… Read more »

Ad(Mission): It’s not Fair

Georgia Tech Admissions BLOG  – – May 16, 2017 – – BY: Rick Clark – For full story, CLICK HERE I suppose I could have gone with “An Admission: It’s not fair!” What can I say, catchy titles are not my thing. Working on it. But at this time of year, “fairness” is a resounding… Read more »

TEXT BOOKS – – Buy, Rent, or Borrow??

My son, Luc, starts college in about a month.  I’m always looking for ways to reduce expenses.  And, a big expense we still need to cover is books.  So, I reached out to a FB PAGE that I follow and received LOTS of great advice!!  BIG shout out to parents and admins of Paying for… Read more »

Two Extra Years in College can cost almost $300,000

USA Today – June 21, 2016 – by, Anna Helhoski, NERD WALLET – For full story – CLICK HERE Taking an extra year or two to complete a bachelor’s degree is common these days, but that additional time could cost a student nearly $300,000, according to a new study by NerdWallet. NerdWallet examined how much one or two… Read more »

For the Parent of a High School Senior

UNIVERSITY PARENT – JULY 16, 2017 – By Diane Schwemm VIEW FULL STORY HERE “My daughter starts her senior year in high school in August. There is so much to do and I have no idea where to start. I am so overwhelmed, I have more tears than smiles. I have never done anything like… Read more »