Stepping it up the summer after 10th grade
You may think all of your child’s college prep work happens during the school year, but what your teen does during the summer can be a total game changer.
Planning your teen's summer after 9th grade
How teens spend their time over the summer can be excellent fodder for college essays and applications. Now’s the time to strategically plan your ninth grader’s summer.
13 surprising tips for applying to college
The college admissions process can feel like a moving target. Here are some surprising nuggets of wisdom from those who played the game and survived.
Doing a January grade check with your 9th grader
Those grades, they matter. If your child will be the first in your family to go to college, then now is a good time to review your child’s grades and classes.
Doing a January grade check with your 10th grader
Grades count for college. With a new report card in hand, now is a good time to review your child’s grades and classes together.
Time for your teen to take a personality test!
No, it’s not because of all the attitude and eye rolling. These free tests can get high school students thinking about careers they'll be inspired to work hard for.
The first five steps on the road to college
What's the key to getting your kids into college? Start early and stick to a plan.
The most important thing happening (or not happening) in your child’s class
Make sure your child has a place in the economy of the future by nurturing their interest in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) now.
6 questions to ask your child's school about STEM
To find out how your child's school is teaching STEM subjects — and to encourage the school to make STEM a priority — start by asking these six questions.
Community college conundrum
It's cheap, it's easy, but is it a path to higher education? One mother finds out when her dropout son enrolls.
Skipping college costs students millions over a lifetime.
It's millions of dollars lost to the person without a college degree — and the loss comes in more than salary.
7 steps to get your child on a path to college
Here's how you can support your child's dream of going to college.
5 resources for first-gen college students
Being the first in the family to go to college comes with unexpected challenges. These programs can help students overcome obstacles and thrive in college.
Tips to help your child be the first to go to college
To get your child successfully through high school and into college, here’s what to do, resources you can rely on, and some hurdles to expect.
Don't miss the A-G requirements to get into college
California public universities — UCs and CSUs — expect students to have taken some specific classes; be sure to know what those are.
Academic vocabulary words for 8th graders
These words are important for your child's reading comprehension and overall understanding of new concepts across many subjects.
Volunteering 101: How helping others helps your child
Volunteering can help your teen prepare for college and a career, as well as build a commitment to helping others.
If they can afford it — is paying for college a parent's duty?
Paying for college is no small task. When it comes to finances, adulthood, and parents' responsibility for their child's education, determining where to draw the line can be tough.
Homeschooling kids with LD or ADHD: The pros and cons
Get answers to common questions about homeschooling students with special needs.