College isn’t the right fit for everyone, and apprenticeships offer wonderful opportunities for students to train toward a specific career and earn money while doing so.
Lesson Plan Guide: Diary of a Senior - Big discovery
Profiles programs you may have never heard of but that could be big in the years to come.
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.
All along, my post-secondary plan was to head straight to college after I graduated.
Weekend and summer pre-college courses let students step into their future
If you can’t find the right one for you, consider developing your own.
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.
Developing good study skills can make your life easier and more enjoyable.
About 80 percent of teens date before the age of 18. But how many have the skills and wisdom to do it well?
I have a long list of hopes and wishes for the year ahead but I will share only a select few. First and foremost, I anticipate reading more books. I plan to read more since I am determined to go to college for English and Communication Arts. Secondly, I hope to grow taller. I am an inch from being 5 feet tall. Thirdly, I hope to befriend more people in my senior year.
Talking about money is really hard, especially with your parents, but families need to be on the same page with what they can afford.
Test-drive that career while punching up your résumé.
Lesson Plan Guide: Adapting
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Candid, peer-to-peer lessons about life after high school from a college freshman
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.
Students should not expect extra credits or grade negotiations to boost their GPAs.
Two key words: employers refer to them as soft skills. Take note of these important tips to give yourself a good shot at landing a dream job.
Be careful about who is learning about you online – it just might be college admission counselors or prospective employers.
Effective communication helps restore missing links in growing chain of friendships.
Put the skills you’re learning in your foreign language class to important use in the U.S. military.
Most still are free, and now some offer credit.
Stressed out? You are not alone.
Many college-credit classes offered to high school students are those that fulfill general education requirements.
While being optimistic isn’t always easy, adopting a positive attitude can unleash a spiral of success.
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.
Although for many people school is a dreadful occasion, I always seem to be more excited as the years pass.
Khan Academy, online or in-person tutoring can aid learning
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.
Nonverbal communication makes up a significant share of how we understand one another and make ourselves understood.
Like all branches of the military, the Navy is actively pursuing recruits with STEM training and interest
"I just feel so out of control sometimes. There is so much pain, and I just need a release.” These are the words of Jason (name changed to protect identity ), a 16-year-old sophomore from a rural town outside of Boise, Idaho. Hiding his arms in the sleeves of a large zippered hoodie, Jason is a cutter. “I’m not trying to kill myself or get attention. I hide my arms so no one sees (the cuts). I don’t think my parents know I do this, but one of my friends does. I’m embarrassed that I do this, but I don’t know how else to feel better.”
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.