Day 10: High School Tip – Take Standardized Tests

Don’t wait until junior year (11th grade) to take the first standardized test. The best preparation for standardized testing is taking tests. The more familiar with the testing routine the more comfortable your students will feel and the more confidence they will have taking the test for college entrance (if that is your goal). The…

Day 8: High School Tip – Enter Contests

Enter contests. Challenge your children to participate and see where it leads them! There are essay contests, poetry contests, art contests, music contests, etc. advertised all over the internet. There are opportunities to win prizes (some monetary awards!), get published, and earn scholarships for college. My children competed in a poster contest about safety sponsored…

Day 6: High School Tip – More Foreign Language Courses

Take a foreign language course every year in high school (four consecutive years in one language for fluency)! Although the high school requirement in most states for foreign language is two years, most colleges prefer to see three consecutive years in one language. In addition to this, by the third year of language study much…