3 Secrets for a Powerful College Letter of Recommendation

Have you thought about asking your teachers or coaches for college letter of recommendation? If not, you’re missing out on this powerful tool that can benefit you during your college application process.Most students slack off when it comes to asking for letters of recommendation. However, these letters can be just as important as your standardized…

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3 Reasons Summer is the Perfect Time For Your ACT or SAT Prep

Student life can be very challenging. Between sports, music, clubs, and school work, it becomes difficult to manage everything and often, students get overwhelmed. The last thing they need with all of that pressure is the added stress that comes with taking the ACT and SAT. Luckily for these high schoolers, there is a very…

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What you need to know about the AP Test?

How does the AP Class advance your student’s academic career? Your child has been working hard all year in an AP class. They have been experiencing college level academics, but what does this mean for them? Can they use these classes to earn college credit? Can they earn awards or scholarships? The answer to both…

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Power of Positivity and ACT Success

Student attitude and involvement in the college prep process has a major impact on their success. If a student is physically present, but mentally or emotionally absent, they may not see any progression in their test score results. Likewise, a negative attitude can be a real nail in the coffin for college prep success. Therefore, students taking the ACT…

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LA Summer Enrichment

Dive Into Summer Learning with Learning Ascent!   Does your student love learning about dinosaurs and airplanes, building Lego models, and doing cool science experiments? Would you like them to make scholastic advances this summer? Perhaps you want them to start learning a language? Would you like to see them hone their math, reading, and…

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Why A Campus Tour Is So Important

Applying for schools is a process of elimination.  Schools that you have minimal interest in are automatically placed at the bottom of your list.  Something that is not widely known however, is that while you are showing interest in some schools these schools are demonstrating interest in you as well.  This “Demonstrated Interest” is usually…

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Dr. Shakespeare or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bard

For many students, being handed their first Shakespeare play of the year is a dreaded event. “Shakespeare’s boring!” “I don’t get it!” “Why are we learning about what some dead white dude wrote hundreds of years ago?”However, with the right frame of mind, Shakespeare can be incredibly enjoyable. So there are a few things to…

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Girls in STEM: Not Just For Boys

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) are ever-changing fields of study.  One thing, however, has remained the same for far too long.  Women make up the minority in the STEM industry; for example, a study done in 2016 by the National Science Foundation estimated that only 15% of engineers were female.  Even in 2019, there…

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Tackling your Freshman Year of High School!

With the end of 8th grade looming for most students, the initial thought is summer! Summer can’t come fast enough for most students.  However, the summer after 8th grade is an important one.  This summer marks the transition into high school.  High school can be daunting to most incoming freshman.  The perks that seem to…

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