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For Parents

Keep Your Kids Learning (& Having Fun) with an Educational Summer!

Your kids look forward to summer vacation all school year long. After nine months of early mornings and homework-filled evenings, there’s nothing like the lure of endless free time. But too much leisure over the summer and you could be facing a struggle when the schedules and homework pick back up in the fall.

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For Parents

Parents: Gluten-free in College

The good news is universities are more aware of food allergies and special diets. The bad news is adding the need to find accommodations for your student’s special diet can increase the stress of finding the right college.

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For Parents

How to Create Your Student’s Admission Marketing Plan (Part 4)

In this entry, we focus on the Teacher Recommendation.

It may feel as if you and your student have no control over what a teacher writes in a recommendation, and to some extent, that is true. But, with the right approach, you and your student can almost guarantee a positive recommendation will be written.

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For Parents

How to Create Your Student’s Admission Marketing Plan (Part 1)

Applying to college is more than making campus visits, filling out applications, demonstrating interest, and scoring good grades and standardized test scores. It is learning to present a total picture that appeals to the admissions office, convincing them your student is a perfect fit, who can enhance the college’s community. This means doing your homework and knowing what each college values.

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11th Grade

My Junior’s College List Does Not Match My Parent Expectations

It’s the spring of junior year and time to make an initial list of colleges to which your child might apply. This initial list is just a start, as it will winnow down once you visit campuses, do more research, and start to match your junior’s data (standardized tests and GPA) with scattergrams* and the historic data for admission at each institution.

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For Parents

Private School vs. Public School: Which Is Right For Your Child?

Choosing the right schooling option for your children is one of the most important parenting decisions you will make. Your children’s school will provide them a foundation for both their future academic success and their future career success. At the heart of this decision is the choice about whether to send your child to public school or private school. In this slideshow, created by the Charlotte Preparatory School, you will see some important information that will help you make the right choice. Here are some key considerations to get started.

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