Tag: summer opportunities

Governor's School Summer Programs

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Editor, Summer Program Search

At the top of my list of pet peeves you'll find radio stations and malls that start playing holiday music well before Thanksgiving. So feel free to call me a hypocrite for suggesting you think about summer programs when sessions won't start for another seven months. read more

Don't Know Much About History?

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Editor, Porter Sargent Handbooks

History course work could be an unfortunate casualty of the campaign to raise test results in reading and mathematics. But that makes the summer the perfect time to catch up. Even better, specialized programs allow students to spend extended time on historical periods that may be discussed only briefly or omitted entirely from their high school curricula. read more

Guide Freshmen Through the Next Four Years, Part II

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Senior Assistant Editor, Wintergreen Orchard House

For incoming freshmen, high school may seem like an exciting succession of dances, football games, pep rallies, and burgeoning independence. And it is - but it's also the time when they'll become the people behind their college applications. read more

Free Summer Programs

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Editor, Porter Sargent Handbooks

Tuition: $0. Room and board: $0. The best summer of your life: Priceless read more

Summer Programs: As Seen on TV

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Editor, Porter Sargent Handbooks

Here's a guide to summer programs that let high school students preview careers inspired by some of our favorite shows. You know all the best series are in re-runs in the summer, anyways. read more

Keep Students' Eyes on the Prize with Summers in Sciences

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Editor, Porter Sargent Handbooks

When the first-ever White House Science Fair this past October invited middle and high school students to display their award-winning projects, it was no ordinary science competition. read more

Why You Should be Thinking About Summer Camps

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Looking to stand out from the crowd in the college admission process? Try a pre-college summer program! You'll get a taste of campus life, explore interesting subjects, and build lasting relationships with peers and professors. read more