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MOST RECENT: Balancing Activities With Academics

Posted on 10/18/2019, by Dr. Ellen Fithian

Balancing Activities With Academics

The first interim report cards of the year went home within the past couple of weeks, bringing pride and joy into some homes - and angst into others.

A disappointing report card provides the impetus for many a heart-to-heart conversation between parents and teens, beginning with questions about the teen’s performance in each course. Is she turning in work on time – or at all, does she understand the material, has she met with theā€¦

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Life Lessons From a Summer Job

Posted on 05/30/2019, by Dr. Ellen Fithian

Life Lessons From a Summer Job

Some of life's best lessons are learned in the School of Work.

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College Shopping: Price Check Please

Posted on 05/30/2019, by Dr. Ellen Fithian

College Shopping: Price Check Please

College costs range from expensive to exorbitant. How do you find the ones you can afford?

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Advanced High School Courses: A Primer for Parents

Posted on 02/08/2019, by Dr. Ellen Fithian

Advanced High School Courses: A Primer for Parents

If you're not sure of the difference between honors, AP, and dual enrollment courses, read…

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Summer Programs for Middle and High School Students

Posted on 01/24/2019, by Dr. Ellen Fithian

Summer Programs for Middle and High School Students

Popular summer programs often fill up early, so start looking now.

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