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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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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Should I take ACT Writing?

The ACT writing sections is a unique portion of the test.  It is scored differently than the other sections and makes the test longer.  In the additional 40 minutes, students will write an original essay that will be graded on a scale from 2-12.  Based on this scale, the average score for this section is…

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Why does my child hate Math?

“I hate Math!” Everyday, parents around the world hear this statement. When your child comes to you and tells you that they are “not smart enough” or that math is “hard and stupid”, it can be extremely disheartening. There are 3 main responses that students give when they’re asked why they “hate math.” 1. Math…

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Creating Your Ideal Study Space

The first step to studying effectively is creating the optimum study space for you.  This study area should be your go to place to get all your homework and studying done.  Your study space should be tailored to you and your personal study needs.  Step 1: What Distracts You? Find out what is distracting to…

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Football Physics: How My Physics Homework Applies to Football!

Physics is the science of matter and energy in our natural world. Now, that definition may not scream football, but there would be no football without Physics and therefore no Super Bowl! Let’s explore the fundamental physics of football that we may have seen in our Physics class. Newton’s 3 Laws of Motion The best…

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