Why Public High Schools Can’t Help Every Student

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Most teens have only five years or less to gain the knowledge and skills they need to successfully graduate from high school and then enter college. During this time teens are subject to a wide variety of pressures – parental, academic, social and more.  For these and other reasons, public high schools are not always the best learning environment for every student. The American Psychological Association estimated that as many as 1.1 million enrolled high school students in the 2012 graduating class did not receive a diploma. According to the National Center on Secondary Education and Transition, student performance is affected by the ability of educational institutions to identify problems and … Continue reading

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Why 8th Grade Matters

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As adolescents begin their transition into adulthood, their academic performance and attitudes can have a profound impact on their future.  The 8th grade, in fact, is a crucial year for most students. According to a research report by ACT, students who are not on track for college and career readiness by 8th grade are unlikely to attain that level of readiness by high school graduation. Four Reasons Why the 8th Grade Matters    1) Harder Coursework The coursework is getting harder, and students are often asked to apply multiple subjects into a single project. Schoolwork is now a more significant part of life, and 8th graders must start putting forth … Continue reading

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The Value of Attending Military School Infographic

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Letting Go: 7 Coping Tips When Your Child Is Away at Boarding School

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Parents can expect to feel some degree of separation anxiety when their child is away at boarding school, especially in the beginning. Even if there are other siblings in the house, it is perfectly natural to miss the son or daughter that you have spent many years caring for. At some point, all parents have to learn to let go; fortunately, it doesn’t need to be that hard. Seven Tips To Help You Cope When Your Child Is Away At Boarding School:   1. Keep Busy: Nothing will take your mind off your child’s absence better than keeping busy. It’s extremely hard for the human mind to focus on two … Continue reading

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