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Time Management for High School Students

April 18, 2022
High school is a time where you might be trying to fit a lot into your schedule. From academics and sports, to college applications and extracurriculars, it can feel like there’s not enough time in the day.  Time management allows you to complete everything that you need to get done within a certain period. It […]

How to get College Scholarships in High School?

April 18, 2022
If you’d like to lower the cost of your college education, applying for scholarships now is a good place to start. Many scholarships are designed for high schoolers and there are a variety of things you can do to make yourself a more competitive applicant. Read on to learn how to secure the most money […]

ACT Study Tips

March 17, 2022
The ACT is an entrance exam used by most colleges and universities to make admissions decisions. Traditionally, it is a multiple-choice, pencil-and-paper test. This year, the Arizona Department of Education is utilizing the ACT as part of their annual state-mandated testing and all testing completed within the school day will be completed via web-based programs. […]

Benefits of a High School Diploma

March 17, 2022
It can be a struggle to get through high school. You may find yourself a few credits behind, feel discouraged by the social environment of a traditional high school, or have other challenges outside of school with work or family. But, there are options for graduating even if you’ve gotten off track. Earning your diploma […]

Why Charter Schools are the Best Choice for Your Child’s Education

February 16, 2022
The enrollment rate at charter schools continues to increase steadily every year. For example, there was an increase from 1% to 6% between fall 2000 and fall 2007 by the number of public school students who attended public charter schools. Here are the top five benefits why charter schools are the best choice for your […]

Is It a Good Idea to Get a Job in High School?

February 15, 2022
For many students, working a job provides spending money for a social life. For others, working is necessary to help the family make ends meet or to save for college. Throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, more high school students than ever before stepped up to help contribute to their family’s household income and may not be […]

Does Community College have Scholarships?

February 15, 2022
A community college also called a junior college, offers students a two-year degree known as an associate degree. There are four types of associate degrees, each of which helps you prepare for a different academic field or occupation. Some are meant to be transferred to a four-year institution, while others are career-specific and help prepare […]

Why Small Class Sizes Really Matter

February 4, 2022
Small class sizes are often cited as one of the most important factors in a student’s education. But what does that mean for students, and why do experts believe it’s so important? Here we take a closer look at the benefits of small class sizes and how they can help your child succeed. 1. More […]

How High School GPA is Calculated

January 20, 2022
Your grade point average (GPA) is the sum of all your final grades throughout your high school career divided by the total number of courses. Most high schools (and colleges) report grades on a 4.0 scale. Each letter grade (A,B,C,D, & F) has a numerical value assigned to it based on the 4.0 scale that […]

What are Alternative High Schools?

January 20, 2022
The Arizona Department of Education’s definition of “alternative high school” is a school whose sole and clearly-stated mission is to serve specific populations of at-risk students. This is a broad definition, and, because of that, alternative high school status must be applied for and approved by the Department of Education. Common features of many alternative […]