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George Higgins

Will Learning a Second Language Help You Get Into College?

In an ever-increasing global community, no one should be asking why learning a second language in high school is so important.  And if you are planning on continuing your education after high school, you don’t need to ask yourself if learning a second language will help you get into college because most colleges are going to require it anyway.

What is School Accreditation and Why Is It Important?

How can parents know if a school is providing a good education?  Who monitors the quality of an academic program to ensure that students are receiving the kind of preparation they need?  There are several organizations whose responsibility it is to establish an accredited high school.   These can be local, state, regional, or national organizations.  Also, it is possible to identify an accredited online high school.

Rolling Admissions at The Beekman School

Rolling admissions means that you can enroll is a school at any point throughout the academic year.  While some schools may want you to wait until the beginning of a new marking period, others will allow you to join classes when you’re ready.

In our experience, if a student is unhappy in a current school then the situation usually deteriorates as the year progresses.  The longer a student remains in an inappropriate placement, the larger the portion of a student’s final grade will be consumed by those poor grades.

Can Therapeutic Accommodations Be Found at a Mainstream School?

By the time students reach high school, if there is a need for therapy, it has been identified and a list of requested accommodations has been outlined.  Often times, these students have already started working with private counselors or therapists outside of school and/or enrolled in special programs or support services after the school day.

Beekman’s Core Capabilities Can Help Your Child

There are many choices in schools and knowing which one is the best fit for a student can be daunting.  What happens when you’re weeks or months into a new school year and you can already see the writing on the wall - you’ve enrolled in a school that isn’t working out as planned?  Transfer!

How? The first thing to do is make a list of why the current school isn’t appropriate.  This could be everything from the physical structure to the student body or the classroom environment.

Accredited High Schools - What You Need to Know

You will find several options available as you look for the school that best fits your needs.  Be careful, however, because the diploma you think you are getting may not be useful for your goals.

The first thing you want to establish is if the school you are investigating is an accredited high school or an accredited online high school and, if it is, which organization accredits it.

What is an accredited high school?

Your English Teacher’s Role in College Preparation

A weighty concern on many teenagers' minds right now is, "How strong is my high school preparation for college?"  Certainly, part of the responsibility for college readiness lies with the student: to best prepare for college while in high school, should you take college-level classes in high school or utilize some other tool?

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