After junior year, I figured, “If I got through the ACT, SAT, and all my AP exams, I can get through anything senior year throws at me -- piece of cake!” Truth is, I find that it’s a lot more complicated than it seems.
College life and atmosphere can’t be summed up in a brochure. Here’s how to get the most out of visiting a campus.
Sometimes decisions don’t make sense when you try to explain them to other people, but that doesn’t necessarily mean they’re wrong.
Explores the value of college and how to figure out how expensive is too expensive.
Net price calculators are now required on every college website.
Students should focus less on rankings and more on the right fit. Helps students understand how to best use the rankings and where they can be legitimately helpful.
As a junior signing up for next year’s classes, I have a lot of questions I wish people would just answer straight out instead of giving me the whole “It’s your life and they’re your choices” spiel I’ve gotten from just about every counselor, teacher, and friend that I’ve asked for advice.
Highlights the important benefits of students developing a relationship with their school counselors.
Everywhere you go, you have the chance to apply for a credit card. Just don’t join the line of students currently in credit card debt.
Explores teen readiness to prioritize activities, manage time and make good decisions
Lesson Plan Guide: Diary of a Senior - Big discovery
By junior year, I have realized my time here is dwindling away.
As I start the transition for my senior year, I am overwhelmed with excitement and fright.
Time flew by way too fast during my first two years of high school, and this year I am a junior.
This year I am a junior at Birdville High School.
What if you were so passionate about your job that it didn’t feel like work?
All along, my post-secondary plan was to head straight to college after I graduated.
Lesson Plan Guide: Getting Inked
The Elementary and Secondary Education Act re-authorized by President Obama’s administration in March 2010 includes revisions aim to have all diploma-earning students properly “college- and career-ready” by the year 2020. This article explains some of the possible meanings of that goal.
Outlines process for identifying, setting and achieving goals
I am starting to realize how important this school year will be for me.
As a senior in high school, every time I hear the word “college,” an endless list of worries and anxieties runs through my brain like the final credits to an overstaffed movie.
About 80 percent of teens date before the age of 18. But how many have the skills and wisdom to do it well?
Profiles high school and college students who have started their own businesses
The differences between high school and college are huge. For every benefit, though, you can expect a trade-off.
Talking about money is really hard, especially with your parents, but families need to be on the same page with what they can afford.
Students are huge targets for identity theft, so protect yourself.
Algunas veces las decisiones no tienen sentido cuando tratas de explicarlas a otras personas, pero eso no quiere decir que sean incorrectas.
Lesson Plan Guide: Advice from the Real Story
Lesson Plan Guide: College rankings - controversies and caution
Lesson Plan Guide: Decision Making and Time Management
Lesson Plan Guide: Distracted Driving
Lesson Plan Guide: Getting the most out of campus visits
Lesson Plan Guide: Healthy in love
Lesson Plan Guide: Managing your online identity
Lesson Plan Guide: Minimum Wage = Minimum Lifestyle
Lesson Plan Guide: Passion or Profit
Lesson Plan Guide: Pressures and parents
The famed senioritis is already beginning to spiral through my thoughts. As I make list upon list of things I need to get done, I find myself succumbing to distractions.
There are plenty of things I’m hoping to get out of this school year. I’m excited about senior year! When I looked at all the past seniors they looked like they’ve had so much fun and I want to experience all of that, too. That mini feeling of being the “Top of the School.” I’m scared because I know it’s my final year and I want to do extremely well but also enjoy myself. I want to accomplish having great grades in my regular classes and in the college classes I’m taking.
Be careful about who is learning about you online – it just might be college admission counselors or prospective employers.
Scraping by on minimum wage isn’t pretty. If you want to live comfortably,education now—and after high school—is the key.
My goals and expectations for the coming school year are beginning to feel a bit overwhelming.
On May 1, 2013, I made the single most difficult academic decision possible as a teenager.
How do you make the choice between doing something you love and making money?
As if today’s teens don’t face enough pressure, some of them face an even tougher challenge – their parents.
A deadly phenomenon in the age of mobile devices. Compares reaction times of driving while texting, driving while intoxicated and driving while elderly.
How Organized are you really?
Although for many people school is a dreadful occasion, I always seem to be more excited as the years pass.
Disagreeing—it happens all the time. People like to be right, and they want others to think they’re right. But when someone else doesn’t think you are correct (or the other way around), it’s OK. However, when people forget that it’s alright to disagree and don’t respond appropriately, problems occur.
Things I’m hoping to get out of the year ahead and goals I’m setting for myself: To simply be proud of myself at the end of the year is my most honest goal.
“Dost thou love life? Then do not squander time, for that’s the stuff that life is made of.” – Benjamin Franklin
Ideas on how to save money and keep the cost of college down.
Getting into the saving habit now can lead to better fortune in the years ahead. Here are a few ways you can get started.
I am not exactly sure where I would like to go to college, but I have requirements, expectations, and goals.
Looking back on my experience with the college admissions and future planning process, the phrase “hindsight is 20/20” comes to mind.