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Author: Jason Bullock

How to help your students ace the Why College X essay

We’ve given you a lot of resources tips about writing personal statements over the years. Before the school year ends, we’d like to leave you with some sound advice to help you guide your students on the one supplement that poses challenges for all sorts of students. I am talking about the Why College X, Read More

Beyond College: 2021 Webinar Series

Wells Fargo (through their CollegeSTEPS program) has put out a nice series of webinars that contain some great information that should be of interest to your students. Here are links to each of the videos that are archived: Charting a path to graduate school….Successfully! Defining and building a strong leadership brand Creating a rock-solid resume Read More

School Counselor: Guidance 2.0

When your refer to us by our new school counselor title, it is a vote of confidence that we appreciate. We come from a long line of service. Did you know that guidance was advocating for child employment reform in the 1900’s? Or that guidance was a key point of focus in the National Defense Read More

Study Skills

Have any students that can use to improve their study skills? If yes, here is a list of resources put together and posted by James Jones of Rockwell-Heath High School in the High School Counselors Network on Facebook 1. Inventory of College Level Study Skills 2. Index of Learning Styles Questionnaire 3. Myers-Briggs Information (TypeLogic) Read More

3 High School Alternatives to AP and IB

When it comes to competitive colleges, a high school transcript decorated with Advanced Placement or International Baccalaureate courses may seem like an unspoken prerequisite to acceptance. AP and IB classes are designed to demonstrate college readiness, but unfortunately they are not universally available. If you are home-schooled or attend a rural or small high school Read More

5 Ways to Teach Students About Money

Teaching students about money lessons is essential for raising adults who are comfortable talking about and handling their money Here are 5 great tips for helping students learn about money. 1. Talk About Family Finances We’re not suggesting that you study your financial spreadsheets with your kids for a family fun night, but your children Read More

Senior Graduation Requirement Acknowledgement Letter Example

Have any students that are failing a class and in jeopardy of not graduating? Here is a nice sample letter template you can use to inform their parents that action is needed immediately to avoid that from happening: (Name of High School) 2021 Senior Graduation Requirement Acknowledgement Student Name: ___STUDENT NAME_____                                 ID:  ____Student ID___ In Read More

The Top Eight Myths About College Essay Writing

Everyone talks about how hard it is to write once you are in College. The first paper you are assigned can feel daunting with the array of different advice from different sources you will receive. How can you know whose advice to trust? Is it much more difficult to write an essay? The reality is Read More

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