Taking College-Level Courses in High School

[fa icon="calendar'] 3/2/19 7:19 AM / by Julia de Raadt

Many high school students elect to take college-level courses while in high school and the trend appears to be growing. A longitudinal study between 2009 and 2016, found that about a third of students (34 percent) took courses for post-secondary credit in high school. But what are the benefits of enrolling in community college and does it give students a leg up in their college applications? 

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How to Approach the Daunting Task of Picking Your AP Classes

[fa icon="calendar'] 12/26/18 9:03 AM / by Heather Gupton

AP classes are college-level courses offered to high school students to help them prepare for college and earn college credit. They provide students with the opportunity to take classes that aren’t part of a typical high school curriculum like psychology and computer science.

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Why Networking in High School and College Matters

[fa icon="calendar'] 12/19/18 4:49 PM / by Empowerly Team

The foundation of my career didn’t start after college. Instead it started with a conversation with a customer at a grocery store checkout counter during high school. 

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Why Ninth Grade is Important for College Admissions

[fa icon="calendar'] 12/16/18 1:30 PM / by Heather Gupton

Freshman year of high school can be a very stressful time. Often students are nervous about starting a new school, taking harder classes, and the overwhelming number of new activities they can participate in.

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Plan Your  High School Curriculum to Maximize College Acceptance

[fa icon="calendar'] 12/5/18 6:27 AM / by Elizabeth Nielsen

It is difficult to fathom upon entering ninth grade that everything you do from that point forward matters and can mean getting into the university of your choice or not. The change feels sudden, like the ice bucket challenge. 

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How Does My GPA Affect College Admissions?

[fa icon="calendar'] 12/2/18 11:20 PM / by Empowerly Team

One of the most common questions we get asked every year by high school students revolves around course selection. Often students ask how many Advanced Placement (AP) courses they should take, if they should pursue college courses outside of school, or if they should pursue an International Baccalaureate (IB) program. 

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What is The AP Capstone Program?

[fa icon="calendar'] 3/21/18 12:00 PM / by Natalie Thompson

If you like doing well in school and taking on challenges, then you probably know about the AP program. The College Board, which administers and develops the Advanced Placement (AP) program, has recently developed the AP Capstone program. This program is designed to complement and enhance the AP program.

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Senior Strategies: 8 Things That Should Be on Your Senior Year Bucket List

[fa icon="calendar'] 3/21/18 12:00 PM / by Natalie Thompson

Senior year is a great year to do some work, enjoy each day, and look forward to your future. Graduation is coming up and you have one last chance to make some lasting memories. For some, senior year is about Carpe Diem while for others it’s as bad as a Greek tragedy.

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Senior Strategies: Should You Load Up on AP Tests Senior Year?

[fa icon="calendar'] 3/2/18 12:00 PM / by Andy Wang

A common dilemma that each high school senior faces around this time of the year is senior year AP testing and whether they should be taking more AP tests their last year in high school. 

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Guides: 10 Things Any STEM Major Should Know, as Told by a Stanford Student

[fa icon="calendar'] 2/22/18 12:00 PM / by Amanda Orbuch

As a sophomore at Stanford, I’ve met my fair share STEM-oriented students. In fact, at Stanford, it feels like everywhere you turn, you bump into another STEM student (a.k.a. “techy”).

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