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The Greatest Accomplishment – How We Are Our Gifts

The Greatest Accomplishment – How We Are Our Gifts


February 2, 2018    ksa

It comes more naturally for me to critique Girlie (for new readers, this is how I refer to my 12 year old daughter online) than to extol her unique gifts. Knowing this, I try to keep things in balance. To see her realistically as she is, but also to look beyond the typical “measures” of…

Advanced Placement or International Baccalaureate?

Advanced Placement or International Baccalaureate?


February 24, 2017    ksa

Parents often want to know how college admission officers view Advanced Placement (AP) versus International Baccalaureate (IB) courses on a high school transcript. Here are descriptions of both programs and some ways to evaluate them.   First, what are they? AP stands for Advanced Placement, a series of courses developed in the U.S. in 1956 by…

Not Too Late To Apply – Colleges Still Have Room And Money

Not Too Late To Apply – Colleges Still Have Room And Money


July 13, 2015    ksa

If you’re reading this, you’ve probably applied to schools and been admitted. You may have even honored the May 1st National Response Deadline and indicated to a college or university that you intend to register for classes, move into a residence hall and attend orientation. Maybe you have a hoodie with this school’s name on…

Post Secondary Enrollment Options

Post Secondary Enrollment Options


February 25, 2015    Kimberly

Post Secondary Enrollment Options (PSEO) is a program for high school seniors and juniors in some states, including Ohio. The options allow students to take courses at the college level for free and earn both high school and college credit. PSEO is often referred to as dual enrollment. Why should a student pursue PSEO? –…

Mothering – Today and Every Day

Mothering – Today and Every Day


May 11, 2014    ksa

Since today is Mother’s Day and most of you reading this are either parents or educators/counselors who have mothered hundreds of children, I thought I’d share my journey to becoming a mother. Remember today the impact you have made on the young lives you’ve touched, and the impact they’ve made on you. In my twenties,…

Prepare to be Unprepared – When Your Child Leaves for College

Prepare to be Unprepared – When Your Child Leaves for College


May 7, 2014    ksa

Most mornings find me scrolling through my Google web alerts, Twitter feed and Facebook friend posts (I know, I’m old) and various other web locales to connect and feed my hunger for information. Today that activity led me to find a gem of an article written by none-other than my teenage heartthrob, Rob Lowe. It’s…