Summer Courses help students Excel!

by     School districts have had many challenges this year, mostly because of budget cuts. Summer classes offered through the schools have suffered sever cutbacks.  However, Junior and Senior High School students still have some great opportunities to complete course work. Charter schools are offering some options to help students get back on track…

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Will your child be taking Honors or AP courses?

by First, check the PREREQUISITES for the course.  The College Board lists the prerequisites for AP classes. Don’t assume that your child’s counselor is following the College Board recommendations. Sometimes students are placed in Honors/AP courses because they are smart, but smart does not fix unprepared. Second, make sure to front load content this SUMMER. …

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Understanding Learning Disabilities-Part V

by To be successful learners students need to return to things they have failed at determined to succeed. This stubbornness often contributes to their later success. Many of these students have difficulty focusing on things because their thoughts are disorganized, frequently jumping around. Yet, when they lock in on something that interests them they show…

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Why do some intelligent students have difficulty learning? Understanding Learning Disabilities-Part I

by Students will learning disabilities are of normal to high intelligence however their talents do not show up in standardizes testing.  It is as if they have a different intelligence than other students. The difficulties that they face in school often end up building coping strategies, creativity, and later success in life.  With the proper…

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Summer is MORE than FUN!  

by Most parents remember summers being about vacations, swimming, sports and lots of hanging out with friends. Summer schedules for most families are just as complex as during the school year, if not more.  We now want our kids to keep their skills, get ahead, and use their time wisely to help them excel in…

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