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George Higgins

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?

Questions to Ask When Searching for the Right College Prep School

Like most specialized fields, education has its buzzwords. You’ve probably heard a few of them: grit, data-driven, student-centered, inquiry-based, flipped classroom, etc. Despite taking different approaches to education, all of these new perspectives on what teaching and learning could look like seem to be adding up to one big conclusion: college.

How Does Beekman Meet Individual Needs?

As New York City’s oldest and best provider of personalized education, The Beekman School offers small classes averaging 5 to 6 students, as well as one-to-one classes, to college prep high school students on a year-round, rolling admissions basis.  Students can begin a course at any time during the day, and be admitted on a part-time or full-time basis.

Please watch this video and contact us for additional information.

What Sets Beekman Apart From Other Schools

“I’ve done my homework and there isn’t another school like you in the whole country!”  Yes, that mother is right.  Beekman’s ability to personalize a student’s education is unmatched.  As our tag line states, “One school. Infinite possibilities.”

Although our college preparatory program follows the same guidelines as larger, more traditionally structured schools, Beekman’s combination of class sizes averaging 6 students, one-to-one courses, and distance learning provides us with opportunities to create a schedule as individualized and unique as each student’s needs.

What Makes a Private High School the “Best"?

Try buying a new stereo system and every salesperson will attempt to have you purchase “the best” equipment.  But so many factors go into that decision.  You quickly learn that there is no best stereo, and the more you learn about what’s available, the more you begin to fine-tune your search.  The same is true when you’re trying to find the best NYC private schools.

How can a school create a flexible schedule and which students benefit from a custom curriculum?

Parents and students think of the school day in much the same way everyone thought about it decades ago.  Classes begin early in the morning and students finish in the mid-afternoon.  While this plan may work for a majority of students, there are a significant number of students who have difficulty with fitting into the traditional school day for a number of reasons.  This is why some schools have developed the ability to create an individualized curriculum.

When Should the High School Application Process Begin?

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The application process for an education program, whether it's high school, college, or a pre-K program, can be stressful.  The best strategy is always to plan in advance, develop an outline, and take it one step at a time.

Although each school will have its own specific procedure, the private high school application process is generally the same at most schools.  It's best to begin this understaking early in the fall of the year before you want to enroll in your new school.

Should You Switch From Public School to Private?

Often at this time of year parents are questioning the quality of the public school system and wondering if a move to private schools next year would be a better choice.  For decades, the private vs. public schools question has been debated.

Every city has one or more top public schools where admission is highly competitive and the quality of that education is excellent.  But what if your child wasn’t able to get accepted to one of the selective public schools?  Would the switch to a private school then be the better choice?

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