How to Manage Test Anxiety

How to Manage Test Anxiety

What is test anxiety? All students have worried about doing well on a test at some point in their academic careers. In fact, it’s perfectly normal — and sometimes even helpful — to feel nervous about an upcoming exam. Studies have shown that moderate levels of stress...
How Do I Pick Between Colleges?

How Do I Pick Between Colleges?

Congratulations! If you’re reading this blog, it’s likely because your hard work has paid off, and you’ve been accepted to more than one of the schools you applied to! We know that choosing between the schools to which you’ve been accepted can feel a bit overwhelming,...
Why Extracurriculars Matter

Why Extracurriculars Matter

High school is an incredibly busy time for any student, but particularly so for students who fill their course schedule with the most rigorous classes available. With an already packed schedule, many students question whether spending their limited free time on...
Should I take a gap year?

Should I take a gap year?

For most American teenagers, attending college in some form is considered an inevitable step after high school. Sometimes it can feel like you’re on a train chugging ceaselessly toward four years of higher education and, beyond that, (hopefully) a job. But wait, you...
College Planning Worksheet

College Planning Worksheet

Dear students and parents,  Congratulations on beginning the exciting college application process! This is a very important and exciting step in a student’s educational journey, and we’ve created this worksheet to help you through the first step: creating a college...
How to Set Goals in High School in 2021

How to Set Goals in High School in 2021

Now that we’ve all left 2020 behind us, let’s take a moment to pause, reflect, and set goals for the future, whether they be to build on projects that you started in the past or starting afresh with a blank slate. Having tangible goals is a fantastic way to stay...