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Alternate Routes to High School Success

Is high school holding your ambitious student back? There are alternatives.

Choosing smart electives

College-bound students need to take challenging academic classes each semester, as well as take electives that cultivate their interests, strengths and special talents.

Tips for your high schooler: advice from recent grads

GreatSchools staff weigh in on their best advice for high schoolers.

Helping your child connect school to work

Your middle-schooler may not understand why learning algebra, science or how to write essays matters. You can help make those school-to-life connections.

Choosing a teen travel program

Looking for a summer travel program for your teenager? Asking the right questions will help your teen learn and grow - and you'll sleep soundly at night.

Brain food

A successful turnaround educator offers advice on how to bring out the best in your child.

The myth of the Ivy League

She won the golden ticket: admission to one of the nation's top colleges. She soon found that too many students choose "the best," rather than "the right" school.

Financial aid for students with LD: Guides and resources

Financial assistance is available for students with LD of all ages, through many resources.

Graduation gifts: the good, the bad, and the ugly

Is June's graduation tassel causing a gift hassle? Not to worry! Here are some gifts to avoid at all costs, as well as presents that will earn you top marks from your new grad.

High School Graduation and the Beginning of Adult Life Bring Joy and Trepidation

Relief and worry battle it out as a mom anticipates launching her son with LD into life after high school.