Application Frenzy

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The college application season is such a stressful time for families. Too often they have not made as much progress as they would like over the summer and thus find themselves at the start of a busy school year with too much to do. Rigorous classes are demanding, extracurricular activities are starting up again, college  [read more] …

It is Time to Get Moving!

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Summer is nearing its end and many of you are staring the senior year of high school straight in the face. It is a bittersweet time to be sure. If you are like me, the questions race through your head. How did they grow up so quickly? Are they really ready to leave home? Have  [read more] …

A New Definition of Better

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I get the better than question a lot. Is it better to do A or B? Here are some examples: Is it better to take the ACT or the SAT? Is it better to participate in robotics or math competitions? Is it better to take 4 AP classes in the senior year or is it  [read more] …

Middle School Choices Impact Graduate School Possibilities

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We spend a lot of time talking about building solid foundations, but I think too many families still don’t quite understand the huge significance of early choices. Like a row of dominoes, a single action (or omission) early on will cause the whole line to topple. One such example is the selection of academic classes  [read more] …