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What Is a Good SSAT Score? Understanding Your Scores

Posted by Laura Staffaroni | Apr 3, 2017 12:00:00 PM

Other High School

If you’re looking at applying to a private elementary, middle, or high school, there’s a good chance you’ll need to take the SSAT first. But what is a good SSAT score? How can you get the score you need to get into the school of your dreams?

Unfortunately, there's usually not a clear cutoff for what SSAT scores are acceptable. In this article, we'll try to remove some of that uncertainty by going over how scoring on the SSAT works and what counts as a good SSAT score.

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What Is a Gap Year? Should You Take One?

Posted by Rebecca Safier | Oct 28, 2016 8:30:00 AM

Other High School

Taking a gap year after high school is an option that more and more young adults are choosing each year. Whether you want to learn outside the classroom, uncover your passions, or just copy Malia Obama, you can pursue all three goals by deferring college enrollment for a year.

Gap years look different for everyone, but they all share an emphasis on experiential learning and personal development. This guide will explore what a gap year is, as well as discuss some of its pros and cons. If you’re thinking of taking a gap year or are simply interested in learning more about it, read on for a full investigation into this growing trend.

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How to Become a Teacher: Expert Career Guide

Posted by Francesca Fulciniti | Apr 30, 2016 9:00:00 AM

Other High School, College Info

What's more exciting than educating a new generation of students? If you're interested in becoming a teacher and want some information about how to succeed in this profession, you're in the right place. Here, I'll walk you through how to become a teacher, explaining the steps you need to take in high school, college, and beyond.

First, though, I'll touch briefly on the occupational outlook for teachers in the US—this way, you'll be informed about projected job availability and income levels before jumping in.

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How to Find ACT Scores by High School and District

Posted by Dora Seigel | Apr 1, 2016 9:00:00 PM

ACT General Info, Other High School

Searching for the perfect high school or school district for you or your child? You've come to the right place. When looking at different high schools or different school districts, average ACT score can be a helpful comparison tool.

Average ACT score can help estimate the quality of education and quality of students at a particular high school or school district. There are a few different ways to find average ACT scores by high school or district. I’ll explain the different methods and why you should care about average high school ACT scores. 

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Wait — Should You Really Do a Volunteer Abroad Program?

Posted by Christine Sarikas | Sep 20, 2015 6:00:00 PM

Other High School, Extracurriculars

Have you heard about volunteer abroad programs and are wondering if you should participate in one? Volunteer abroad programs can provide amazing experiences and the opportunity to help improve the world, but they can also be expensive, frustrating, and at times ineffective.

Read this guide to learn about potential positive and negative effects of volunteer abroad programs and to learn whether you should participate in one.

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What Is Stanford EPGY and Summer College? Should I Join?

Posted by Halle Edwards | May 27, 2015 11:14:32 AM

Other High School, Early Achievers (7th/8th Grade)

Have you heard about Stanford EPGY, a summer program for high school students? Curious about what it would be like to spend a summer on Stanford's campus?

Well, it turns out that the program formerly known as Stanford EPGY is now two different programs. We will break down what the different programs are and outline the benefits and costs of each.

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