Preparing for College
In America’s big cities, the high school dropout rate is as high as 50% and it’s not much better in rural areas either. Even though education is important as the first step towards getting a job that pays a decent wage, half of the kids who start high school as ninth graders don’t finish all […]
There are many things they need to know how to do and how to handle by the time they leave home. If you don’t teach them, they will not know.
Our education system focuses on academics: math, science, English and history. This is great for the 15% of kids who are academically gifted. But what about the other 85% of kids whose strengths are not academics – but athletics, art, music, choir, creative writing, social skills or foreign language?
As the year winds down and final exams loom, you might be tempted to remind your teen of the consequences of failure. It makes sense, it seems like, to motivate a kid by pointing out that he’ll not graduate on time if he goofs off.... Seems like, but not true.
If your child decides she wants to quit one school and attend another one – maybe a community college – will her credits be accepted on a one-for-one basis by the new school? If credits don’t transfer, your child is trapped.