Is Your Teen Ready for College?

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Is Your Teen Ready for College? How to Prepare Your High School Student for College If it’s your goal for your teenager to attend a reputable college, then you’ll need to answer the following five questions to determine if he or she is truly college-ready and what you can do to increase the odds. 1. Is your teen taking a college-placement curriculum? Competitive colleges require high school students to complete four years of math, science and English as well as two years of the same foreign language. If your teen is on track, it is vital for your child to continue passing all of his or her core subjects to … Continue reading

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Boarding Schools in Texas: Why Boarding School?

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Boarding Schools in Texas: Why Boarding School? Have you ever wondered why a parent should send his or her child to a boarding school when there are public schools, private day schools and charter schools to choose from? As it turns out, parents have several valid and well-rationalized reasons for choosing a boarding school. Discover why you may want to send your son or daughter to a boarding school in Texas.   Eight Common Reasons Parents Choose Boarding School Special Programs: Many boarding schools offer classes and extra-curricular activities that are not available in local public high schools. Specialized programs can range from film-making and pilot training, to boxing and sailing. Special … Continue reading

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How Military Boarding Schools Help Build Good Character

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Military boarding schools are known to graduate young men and women with exceptional integrity and demeanor. To build quality character in your teenager son or daughter, take a few lessons from military boarding schools. How Military Boarding Schools Help Build Good Character  Being a team member, learning to execute orders and sacrificing one’s own needs for the good of the group, these are all character-building exercises that military boarding schools teach students. Service above self is an integral part of the philosophy. Integrity and honor are core values to which every military boarding school commits. These are five ways military boarding schools instill good character in teens: Setting the example: … Continue reading

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Building Good Character in Teens, and Why It Matters

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Building Good Character in Teens, and Why It Matters Teenagers have just a few short years before they leave for college and begin making a life for themselves. It is crucial for teens to develop good character so they can be mentally equipped to make wise, moral decisions and overcome any obstacles life throws their way.  Not only will they end up leading happier lives, they will end up leading more successful lives. Good character does not happen on its own, however. It is the result of years of learned behavior as well as strong mentoring. If you truly want your teen to become an upright individual, you need to … Continue reading

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