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What Colleges Expect from High School Students

Whether your child is already in high school or still a couple of years away from that milestone, the time to start thinking about college is now. Colleges—particularly elite institutions—have high expectations for the students they will accept and planning to accommodate their requirements needs to begin long before junior year of high school. Colleges …

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Christian Private High Schools: What to Look For

Christian private high schools come in many varieties. Depending on your priorities, you will want to look for different things when choosing a Christian school. Below are some questions to ask and things to look for when determining whether a school fits what you are looking for. Christian in Heritage vs. Christian in Current Belief …

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Why the Liberal Arts Are Important for Online Students

In order to understand why the liberal arts are important for online students, we need to first understand why the liberal arts are important simpliciter—that is, why they’re important for anyone, why they’re important in themselves. And to understand this, we must first reflect on the meaning of “liberal arts”—a phrase more commonly used than truly understood. …

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Do Any Elite Prep Schools Offer Online Programs?

Elite college preparatory schools provide a solid foundation for your child to get into prestigious colleges and excel in careers beyond. But with structured schedules and geographic restrictions, some of the best prep schools in the country may be out of reach. That’s a problem an online education can solve. During the pandemic, all schools …

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Online High School Checklist: What You Need to Succeed

To succeed and thrive in an online high school, you will need all the traditional skills you’ve honed over the years, plus a few more that are specific to the online format. Even if you got a taste of remote learning during the pandemic, attending online high school full-time requires forethought, follow-through, and commitment. Your …

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What Do Colleges Look for in Extracurricular Activities?

By Alyssa Orrantia Bieneme, Gravitas Director of Admissions and former Ivy League admissions officer Extracurriculars are activities that students engage in outside of the classroom. Young people can do these activities simply for fun, to enrich their college and career preparation, or both. The bottom line is that your student’s chosen activities should be focused …

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What Kind of Structure Will an Online High School Curriculum Have?

An online high school affords you the opportunity to earn a diploma on a schedule that might be a better fit to a rich and full life outside of the classroom. Although remote learning will provide you with flexibility, much of the academic content will be similar to what you might experience in a traditional …

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What Are the Benefits to Attending a Christian Prep School?

Many of the benefits of attending a Christian prep school are the same as you might experience at a secular college prep high school. However, in addition to the faculty excellence and positive classroom experience you might find at a good college preparatory school, Christian prep schools speak to the bigger picture. The best of …

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