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It seems that the push for a competitive education is starting younger and younger these days. Starting in the right pre-school can be important for some children and their families and be a sign of prestige. Many private preschool and elementary schools often try to lure parents in by boasting of a more rigorous curriculum, better test results (in elementary school), and other accolades. Indeed, academy middle schools are becoming highly sought after as a great stepping stone from elementary to high school curriculum and the rigors students will face in high school. Parents certainly have their children’s college education in mind right from the beginning and those with the means to do so will often opt for a pri (more…)
Whether your child is fully or partially homeschooled, have you considered introducing a second language curriculum such as Spanish? Since Spanish is spoken across the globe, and is the official language of 21 countries, it makes sense to include a homeschool Spanish curriculum. Not only is Spanish a practical choice for future employment options, it is also the language spoken at many popular travel destinations.
Foreign language requirements exist in many countries, and a second language is usually introduced by the time a child is eight years old. In the United States, however, many students aren’t required to take another language until they’re in junior or senior high school. Whether this is a graduation requirement, rather than a choice, does vary depending on school district policies (more…)
When parents think about their children’s education, they often wonder about the benefits of private school. Private schools in the U.S. make up 24% of the schools in the country. Most of them are quite small, 86% of which have a student population of under 300. A private high school is about half the size of the average public school. In addition, classes are smaller; 12.5 students per teacher in comparison to 15.4 students per teacher in public schools. Many believe the small size of the classes to be one of the benefits of private school. A survey done during the 2011-2012 school year showed that 96% of private schools included both male and female students, with 2% of private schools being all male, and 2% all female.
Parents who have chosen to send their children to private schools a (more…)
High school is a trying place to be. It seems that it either ends up being some of your best years or your worst but there is really no in between. Whether it be a private high school, a charter school, a public school, boarding school or any other type of educational facility, there is so much that goes on every day that has to be overcome. Here are a few tips for surviving high school and making it to college and the rest of your life, unscathed.
Make the Right Friends
High school is a social event as much as it is anything else, so you need to make sure that you surround yourself with the right people. However, even though it is a good thing to have fun, always keep in mind that your grades are more i (more…)
Are you thinking about going back to school? Are you an adult who wants to go back to obtain your degree, but you don’t know where to start as adult education is challenging? Are you looking for a degree program that is flexible and gives you the option to study exactly what you are looking for? If you answered yes to any or all of these questions, then a degree in interdisciplinary studies may be for you.
If you are headed back to college, here are some career paths you can consider with a degree in interdisciplinary studies.
If you enjoy helping people, then you should consider psych (more…)
Online learning is a growing business. A 2013 report showed that more than 6 million people had taken at least one class online in the past year, and about one-third of all people enrolled in college take at least one of their classes online. There are some reasons why online courses are popular, and here […]
Religion and prayer are important to Americans, even if they don’t attend church regularly. For many people, reading the Bible is a way of coming closer to God, and to finding answers to the questions they face in their lives. To help them find inspiration, stores that stock discount Christian books provide the guidance they […]
Trade schools are on the rise in America, as more and more people decide that a four-year college is no longer for them and that getting a focused education path is more desirable. Factor in that the average trade school degree costs around $33,000, while traditional school can cost around $127,000, that means a lot […]