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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.

23 Questions to Ask When Choosing the Right Private High School – Free Guide

High school years are some of the most pivotal years in one’s life. Children transition to becoming young adults and the surrounding environment, including the high school he or she attends, plays a major influence. But what happens when the student has a particular set of needs that don’t easily fit into a mold?

How Do You Prepare For the Transition to a New High School?

By now, the letters of acceptance have been delivered and you’re choosing the high school you want your child to attend in September.  Once the contract has been signed and the deposit sent, it’s time to prepare your student for the transition to high school.

Over the next several months, several things can be done to help make this move go smoothly.  A little planning now will pay off in the fall.

Why You Might Need To Restart the High School Admissions Process Now

It’s that time of year when public and private high schools will soon be informing applicants of their enrollment decisions.  Among all the top schools, seats are limited and stiff competition is an unpleasant reality.

What happens when that letter arrives and it isn’t giving you the news you wanted to read?  It means it’s time to sit down and do some homework.  There are a lot of schools that will continue to have openings and you need to spend time researching the best ones for your specific needs.

The Right High School: Myth versus Reality

Numerous articles (including our own on this blog) have been written about how to choose the right high school.  Clearly, this is neither easy nor easily quantifiable.  There are many references to making lists, doing your research, and asking questions of everyone you know.  These are all part of choosing the right high school—but it isn’t the core, in my opinion.

 

Myth:  There’s a right school for every person.

6 Ways to Make the Most of High School

I recently read an article in the Harvard Business Review entitled “6 Ways to Make the Most of Your Internship.”  Even though this piece was intended for an audience of college students working as short-term summer interns, as a teacher of high school students, I was struck by how much of this advice should be taken to heart by teenagers.  And so I offer my own “6 Ways to Make the Most of High School:”

Preparing for High School - Now That You're There

You’re in high school—hurray!  It feels like a huge accomplishment to get through your first day (and it is—go you!), but there are some things to keep in mind as you start at a new school.

Don’t bite off more than you can chew.  Figure out how much time it will take you to do your homework before you sign up for Student Council, Chess Club, and the yearbook staff.  It’s great to be involved, particularly in a new school, and it can help you make new friends.  But you don’t want to feel so overwhelmed that you feel like you can’t accomplish everything.

How Parents Can Help Ease the Transition from Eighth to Ninth Grade

Now that middle school is coming to an end and students know where they will be attending high school next year, there is a little preparation that can be done this summer to help facilitate a comfortable, successful move to a new school this September.  Fear, stress, and anxiety don’t have to be stumbling blocks even if they can’t be entirely removed.

Which brings me to my first point:

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