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MOST RECENT: Choosing Next Year’s Courses: The Minimalist

Posted on 03/12/2018, by Dr. Ellen Fithian

Choosing Next Year’s Courses: The Minimalist

IIn my last post I discussed the challenges faced by parents of Maximizers – aspiring valedictorians who try to cram every weighted course in sight into their overloaded schedule. We now turn to their antitheses, the Minimalists - students who prize the spare elegance of a bare bones transcript.

Some draw the line at earning just enough credits to graduate from high school, while others set the bar at the minimum course requirements of the college they…

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Choosing Next Year’s Courses: The Maximizer

Posted on 02/03/2018, by Dr. Ellen Fithian

Choosing Next Year’s Courses: The Maximizer

Advanced courses are great, but top students sometimes bite off more than they can chew.

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Expectations: Great Ones and Not So Great Ones

Posted on 01/16/2018, by Dr. Ellen Fithian

Expectations: Great Ones and Not So Great Ones

High expectations are generally good, but beware these potential pitfalls.

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College Planning for Parents of 8th and 9th Graders: For Best Results Start Now

Posted on 10/30/2017, by Dr. Ellen Fithian

College Planning for Parents of 8th and 9th Graders: For Best Results Start Now

When helping your teen plan for college, you only get one chance to do it right. Don't blow it.

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Back-to-School Tips for The Best Year Yet!

Posted on 09/05/2017, by Dr. Ellen Fithian

Back-to-School Tips for The Best Year Yet!

Share these tips with your teens to make this their best year ever.

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