There are core classes that are required for all high school students. Many schools offer more than one level of diploma. It is a good idea to take classes on the advanced or college prep classes. Taking AP or dual credit classes in high school and middle school has several advantages. From a practical standpoint … Continue reading Choosing Courses for High School
Note: I originally posted this on HomeSchoolBenefits. One issue that homeschooling families must consider is what to do about a high school diploma. Is a high school diploma even necessary? What are the options for homeschooling families? Today’s column seeks to discuss some of the options available for homeschooling families. Understanding credentials are essential to … Continue reading Diploma or No Diploma?
One of my friend's David has started a blog devoted to providing financial literacy for teens and young adults. He has created a survey and could use some input. If you are between the ages of 16-25 or know someone who is stop by and help him out.
I'm sure by now you have heard about Is Anybody Listening, a video created by a group of teens at Village Academy High School in Pomona, CA. The project was sparked by a class discussion of The Great Gatsby. The video was on place on YouTube and caught the attention of President Obama.
Last October Waxahachie High School (TX) sophomore Pete Palmer was sent home for wearing a John Edwards 08 t-shirt to school and threatened with suspension if he wore it again. Palmer and his family are suing the Waxahachie Independent School District (WISD). The Palmer's claim WISD violated Pete's right to free speech. According to WISD … Continue reading You Can’t Wear That Here
College and high school both have classes, students and teachers. College is a completely different world than high school. The focus in high school is educating and equipping teens with the skills needed for adulthood and life. College prepares adults for careers and or to reach personal goals. One of the greatest differences between high … Continue reading How is College Different from High School?
For many students athletic scholarships are viewed as the ticket to a bright future. Many parents sacrifice a lot in an effort to help their promising young athlete will be able to compete on the next level. Many parents have an unrealistic expectation that every good athlete will get a full ride and somehow their … Continue reading Sports Scholarships Are the Ticket to a College Education? Wrong!