8 reasons why high school students should take the ACT test!

  1. The ACT is accepted by all 4-year colleges and universities in the United States.
  2. The ACT multiple-choice tests are based on what you’re learning.
  3. The ACT is not an aptitude or an IQ test.
  4. The ACT helps you plan for your future by providing you with a unique Interest Inventory and a Student Profile Section.
  5. The ACT helps colleges find you by making yourself visible.
  6. Your ACT score is based only on what you know.
  7. You choose which scores you send to colleges.
  8. There is an Optional Writing Test.

Upcoming ACT Test Dates for the 2015-2016 School Year:

  • September 12,

Top 5 tips to get kids ready for “back to school”

Science classesAlthough our children would like to believe otherwise, another school year is just around the corner. And, preparing for it in advance will set the right tone for a successful school year!

Here are five tips to alleviate potential anxiety and the 1st day draws near and help get your child ready for back to school:

1. Hit the books. Getting kids into a regular routine, with consistent work to complete, is part of getting back into the swing of school. If your child has been reading all summer or completing workbooks, you’re already ahead of the game. If …

Top 4 research-based strategies for developing language and pre-reading skills in young children

one on one learningPre-reading skills are the essential skills children need in order to help them to become successful readers. Although many of these skills are learned naturally, parents can ensure the development of their children’s reading skills by using these four simple strategies:

  1. Talk, talk, talk!

The more experience young children have with oral language, the more easily they will begin to learn to read. According to a recent Reading Rockets webcast, “Young children who perform better than their peers in reading do so for several reasons, but one of the most overlooked is this – lots of family talk. Far too …

Which high school extracurricular activities do colleges prefer?

2015 Nationals in the boatFor high school students, extracurricular activities can be a wonderful addition to a standard academic curriculum. For the child who dreams of career in law, the Debate Team may be a powerful draw. For the student who spends all of her extra time at the pottery wheel, the Art Club is a natural fit. And, for the child who envisions a semester abroad as part of his future, learning the correct answer to “Parlez vous Français?” during French Club makes simply sense.

Extracurricular activities allow students to express themselves in a different manner than they do in the traditional classroom. …