Your Complete Guide to Good PSAT Scores

Hey, how’s it going?  I’m gonna use the vast wealth of psychic knowledge I have at my disposal and say: You’ve just taken the PSAT.  Whoa!  How’d I do that? *rubs temples with eyes closed* Aaand I’m going to make another prediction…you’re either waiting on your scores, or you just got them back, and you’re…well, …

Elle N. Em – Can You Stand It?

Elle knew she would meet interesting teachers when she went to college. Maybe a teacher who would be a fantastic lecturer, and talk about all sorts of interesting facts.  Or a weaselly teacher who would flirt with students.  Or a teacher who sometimes wore costumes. But she’d never heard of anyone quite like Dr. Byrd. …

Top Academic Summer Camps on the West Coast

What time is it?  Summertime! (High School Musical, anyone?) Ah, summer.  Fun, vacation, relaxation—lounging around the house, marathoning Lost on Netflix.  The long-awaited break from the classroom. But…yeah.  It’s a break from the classroom. It’s a pretty common worry that, once away from daily desks, your son or daughter will get trapped in a pit …

Erin Dymowski – Your Permanent Record

Erin Dymowski grew up in a college town in Frederick, Maryland, and in the ‘70s, it was time for her to go to preschool.  And so, her parents decided to send her to the local lab school. It was a subset of Hood College, and was very experimental, attempting to be on the cutting edge of …

How Many Times Should I Take the SAT?

When you have college admissions, scholarship money, and possibly bragging rights over your sister hanging on your SAT score, the question stops being “When should I take the SAT?” and turns into “How many times should I take the SAT?” Yes, you want to get the best score possible.  And at some point, taking the …

Student of the Month – Baxter Chapman

What’s going on with your grades, Baxter? Nothing.  I’ve got it under control. This familiar conversation started during this last school year—Baxter Chapman’s freshman year of high school. I mean, high school is traditionally a pretty tough transition.  Lockers, hallways, questionable cafeteria food, people breathing down your neck about college, homecoming dances—it can add up …