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. These are good questions, and we have written this article for more details on metrics we have developed to help students determine exact numbers.

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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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Underclassmen Update: 7 Tips to Master Time Management Early in High School

[fa icon="calendar'] 2/16/18 12:00 PM / by Emma B.

I recently offered to help my procrastination-prone younger brother edit his college applications. He brought his essays to me the night they were due, giving me his analysis of his own study skills: “I always do my assignments last-minute, and I’m doing fine,” which is ostensibly true—he’s a stellar high school student with impressive extracurriculars. 

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Guides: 10 Smartphone Apps for College-Bound Students

[fa icon="calendar'] 2/14/18 12:00 PM / by Natalie Thompson

As you prepare for college, you might want to check out some of the great apps available to make your life easier. I’ve pulled together apps to improve note taking, studying, scheduling, personal safety, and getting around your college town. Most of these are great for high schoolers as well. What are my picks?

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Junior Journey: 3 Small, Surefire Ways to Practice for the SAT

[fa icon="calendar'] 11/28/17 5:01 PM / by Melanie Falconer

I hated the SAT. I still hate it. It doesn't really measure your intelligence, which is made up of so many different qualities. Intelligence isn't just a number--it's about how curious you are, how you progress, your ability to shift perspectives and take on problems. 

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