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  • Road Map for September: Juniors

    The top qualifications colleges want to see from high school students are strong grades in rigorous courses, so your first priority is to lay the groundwork for a good year.  Think about your fall goals, and whether your time management and study skills need some work.  (Students in the Class of 2021 can enroll in […]

  • Road Map for September: Freshmen

    You’re just starting high school, do we really need to be talking about college?  Not too specifically, no.  The most important thing high school freshmen can do is have a smooth transition and lay the foundation for a successful high school experience.  Get to know your teachers, school counselor, and other staff who will support […]

  • Last chance for 2017-18 rates!

    This is a reminder that Claster Educational Services is offering 2017-18 rates through August 31.  Students in the Classes of 2019 through 2022 can enroll now in a comprehensive counseling package that provides one-on-one guidance for everything from course selection and standardized test planning through college applications and essays.  To enroll before rates go up, contact me for an […]

  • Road Map for August: Class of 2020

    As you gear up for a busy year, it’s particularly important to set goals and prioritize.  For most colleges your grades in core academic subjects are the most important factor in admissions, so school should come first.  This is also the year of standardized testing, and your activities may present opportunities to grow by taking […]

  • Road Map for August: Class of 2021

    As you enjoy the end of your summer break and prepare for the school year, reflect on last year and how you can build on it.  What classes and activities did you enjoy and find interesting and fulfilling?  Did you do anything this summer that sparked a new interest?  Think of ways you can continue […]

  • Road Map for August: Class of 2022

    Are you ready for high school? If you have the opportunity to attend an orientation, that’s a great first step.  Some other ideas to get off to a strong start are to familiarize yourself with your school’s policies and routines. It may seem boring, but reviewing the school handbook will ensure you understand the expectations. […]

  • Road Map for July: Class of 2019

    I hope you’ve been enjoying some down time and are ready to start working on applications.  Most students are familiar with the Common Application, which you can work on until July 27, when it goes offline.  Then on August 1 it will reopen for the new admissions cycle. (Don’t worry, any information you enter now […]