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Aug 13, 2020

Catholic High School Admission Process

Thank you to our friends in the admissions office of Saint Ursula Academy for this excellent overview! We are very fortunate to live in a region like Cincinnati that offers a myriad of options to consider when it comes to your child’s secondary education! Families have choices between public, private, co-ed, and single gendered schools, just to name a few. With the many options offered, it’s no wonder families can feel overwhelmed and miss important dates and deadlines.

May 12, 2020

Increase Grammar & Writing Skills

One of my favorite birthday cards was from my sister, Lora. A picture of two possible sisters on the front. MY sister asking me, “Where’s your birthday party at?” I reply, “Don’t end a sentence with a preposition.” I won’t spoil the slightly inappropriate inside lines, but it had me laughing.

Mar 10, 2020

5 Steps for 10th Graders to Launch the College Search

While the junior year is known as the most challenging academically and the crucial year for the college-bound journey, it is wise to jump-start the process in the spring of 10th grade. Families are often surprised to learn or be reminded, that by the completion of the first semester sophomore year the GPA for college application has reached the halfway point.

Jan 21, 2020

5 Tips for High School Course Selection

With grades and course rigor being the #1 factor in getting into college, high school course selection requires careful consideration and planning. While students are only registering for the courses for next year, our advice is to sketch out a plan for all remaining years of high school based on current offerings at the school (which are subject to change).  This will ensure if students have an eye on a future course that prerequisites are met.

Jan 7, 2020

How to Schedule “Rigorous” High School Classes Colleges Want

Colleges will look closely at the level of rigor a student has in their schedule.  What does “rigor” really mean? Honestly, something different for each student.  Rigorous courses are meant to challenge the student; colleges want to see that a student has appropriately challenged herself.

Aug 20, 2019

No Second Chances on the GPA

When I reflect back to having freshmen children myself I remember focusing on how important it is to set the tone at...

May 13, 2019

How Colleges View GPA

When Ohio’s largest high school, William Mason High School (Mason), dropped the honors of Valedictorian and Salutato...

Feb 5, 2019

4 Action Steps from PSAT Scores

Whether you received your PSAT scores in December or plan to take the PSAT in the future, it’s crucial to understand...

Feb 14, 2012

AP Credit without the Class?

With sights set on college admission, adding AP classes and tests to your resume might just give the needed edge for ...
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