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Yes, You Still Have to Take the SAT or ACT!

Because of the pandemic, many colleges nationwide have made the SAT and ACT optional for this year’s admissions. As colleges came online during the spring and are still making plans for this fall, The Times  just reported that the UC system passed a proposal for the SAT and the ACT to be optional for the next two […]

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Thinking About College? Your SAT Prep Guide

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The SAT is a standardized test widely used for college admissions in the United States. It is also one of the most challenging components of the admissions process and requires effective planning in order to achieve success. Deciding when to begin prepping for the SAT will vary; starting too early may leave you struggling since the content on the SAT might not be […]

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Private School ISEE Action Plan: Lets get Prepared

What is ISEE? Getting into the right private school can be an incredibly confusing process for parents and students.  Similarly, registering, applying, and testing can often feel daunting and frustrating.  The first step, research and select schools you would like to attend.  The second, register and prepare for the ISEE.  The ISEE, or Independent School […]

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Planning for Long Term School Closures

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By now your head is probably swirling with all the information about the Novel Coronavirus.  It’s important to stay updated and informed but it’s equally important to stay calm, take deep breaths, and plan for the future. On March 17th Governor Gavin Newsom stated … that public schools across the state, many of which are […]

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AP Exams

Are They In Vogue Or Out of Fashion? As a parent, it can be challenging to keep up with the latest trend in the high-pressure culture of academics. AP classes were designed to give students the experience of an intro-level college class while in high school, and they can even earn college credit for the course if […]

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Let’s Get Real! Which School Does My Child Have A Chance To Attend?

It’s fall, and by now you’ve narrowed your list of schools to ones you’re interested in applying to. So, reality check! Now’s the time to step back and honestly evaluate which one is the best match for your child and which one does your child honestly have a chance for admittance. Since no two schools […]

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“Easy” SAT Throws Students A Curve Ball As Their Scores Sink

Ack! How is it possible my prepared student’s SAT score was so low?   That’s what many families were asking when the College Board released their August 24th, 2019 SAT results. It caused a mini tsunami of confusion and dismay. This particular test was supposed to be “easier,” but students’ test scores were much lower […]

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Three SAT Tips and Tricks You Need to Know

The SAT is a complicated exam journey with numerous potholes on the way to eventual success. While most students have basic test-taking skills, this exam needs to have a strict and focused strategy to find the type of academic victory you’re looking for. Here are three tips the College Board won’t tell you about. 1. […]

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