The Washington Post recently ran a column by Valerie Strauss entitled “Why history is hard — and dangerous — to teach and how to get kids to stop thinking it is ‘boring and useless.’” In it, Strauss references the newly released National Assessment of Educational Progress scores which reveal that “American eighth-grade students don’t know much about U.S. history – or civics for that matter.”
In light of COVID-19, families all over the country are forced to explore and invent creative ways to continue conducting daily life. The same applies to high school students who were in the middle of their college-exploration process when colleges suddenly closed their doors. While these circumstances have brought some uncertainty about how best to move forward, they also offer some favorable opportunities including online testing, extra time to spend developing college-relevant habits, and now: virtual college
For thousands of high schoolers around the world, these days of extended time at home are presenting various challenges: trying to maintain a normal schedule, not having usual extracurriculars, and getting ready to take major tests online. It’s not easy! But, as we’ve written before, this challenging time could also be one marked by creativity. Here are five ways that high school students can leverage their extra time while preparing themselves for college.
Navigating the college search and application process can be daunting on a good day. Throw in a worldwide pandemic, and it can seem overwhelming at best. As a College Advisor at Wilson Hill Academy and a self-proclaimed college fanatic, I have been closely following the COVID-19 crisis and its impact on college admissions. In this blog, I’ll provide you with some practical insight and hopefully leave you feeling assured about your college plans despite this