Advice for Students

Freshmen, Road Map / 13.12.2017

Now that you have your first grades of high school, how are things going? If you need help to improve in any of your classes, consider getting a tutor.  For improvement across the board, focus on your study skills; DC-area students should check out SmithRivas's...

Uncategorized / 29.11.2017

Most students around the country have a variety of affordable options for higher education through their state’s system of public colleges, universities and community colleges.  DC high school students, however, have only one in-state choice.  The DC TAG program was created to offer additional options...

Road Map, Seniors / 01.11.2017

I've been working with students to meet November deadlines—congratulations to those of you who got applications out the door by November 1 and best of luck to those whose first deadlines are coming up in the next week.  After this first round, give yourself a...

Juniors, Road Map / 01.11.2017

You'll be getting PSAT scores in a few weeks, so this is the perfect time to take a practice ACT, choose a test and develop a testing plan. It's also a great time to start doing campus visits.  DCPS students should consider scheduling a tour...

Road Map, Sophomores / 01.11.2017

If you took the PSAT, scores will be ready in a few weeks and will provide useful information for future planning.  They'll help you identify strengths and weaknesses so you can give attention to areas that might need some work. Keep in mind, however, that...

Freshmen, Road Map / 01.11.2017

By this time of year I hope you've settled into a solid routine for your classes. Have you started exploring activities outside of academics? Think about what you enjoy in your free time or something you'd like to learn more about.  Check out a club...

Road Map, Seniors / 12.09.2017

Now that you're getting back in your routine, it's time to get your ducks in a row this fall for college applications.  There are a lot of tasks and deadlines to keep track of, so getting organized can help keep stress at a manageable level. ...

Juniors, Road Map / 12.09.2017

I hope you're off to a great start and have been working to lay the foundation for a successful year. This includes academics, which are central in college admissions, but it also includes the activities you're involved in and the college search itself.  Whether you've...

Freshmen, Road Map / 11.09.2017

Welcome to high school!  I'll keep this short, because the most important thing to do right now is settle in to your classes and new routine and get to know your teachers.  You'll have choices you didn't have in middle school, so explore new sports,...

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