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] …

The Junior Gauntlet

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The spring semester means different things depending on where your student is in the high school progression. Freshmen are still exploring activities and learning to hold their own in difficult high school classes. Sophomores are rolling along in their AP class(es) and settling into their extracurricular focus. Seniors are breathing easier after completing the college  [read more] …

Just What Are Colleges Looking For?

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It is the college application season and students around the world are gearing up for the frenzied rush to apply to the school of their dreams. Hovering ever present in the back of their minds is the question of what colleges want. They feel that if they just work hard enough through high school and  [read more] …

Keeping Doors Open

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Years ago I decided that I would not be the one who shut doors in my children’s lives. That was God’s business. The way I saw it, my job was to keep as many doors open as possible throughout their growing up years and wait to see what He had in mind when the time  [read more] …

Standardized Tests: Dreaded Adversary or Fun Challenge?

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Standardized Tests:  Dreaded Adversary or Fun Challenge? By Jeannette Webb    There is little in the life of a competitive high school student that can dredge up as much fear as the standardized testing cycle.  It seems that so much is riding on the performance of a few hours.  However, there are things a student  [read more] …