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Planning Ahead for College: Preparing for College in Middle School

This article provides middle schoolers advice on laying the groundwork for future success in high school, college, and beyond by solidifying academic knowledge and skills, developing good study habits, exploring interests and more. Disclaimer:…

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What Colleges Look For in High School Students

View 2020 findings of what college admission experts determine that colleges want to see in their applicants. Author: Sklarow, M. Organization: Independent Educational Consultants Association (IECA) Year: 2020 For more than 20 years, the Independent…

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Planning Ahead for College: College Planning and Preparation – The High School Years

This article provides year-by-year advice on how high school students can plan and prepare for the process of applying for college. Author: Brody, L. Publications: Imagine Publisher: The Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth…

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Choosing the Right School for Your Gifted Child

Parents today have more options than they once did: traditional public schools, magnet and charter schools, private schools, and homeschooling. There is little compelling evidence that children learn more in any one type of…

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Factors to Consider When Selecting a High School for Your Highly Able Student

This article provides parents numerous suggestions on finding the best high school for their gifted student. Author: Strop, J. Publications: Understanding Our Gifted Publisher: Open Space Communications Year: Winter 2004 What are some criteria…

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Comparing School Options for Gifted Children

Many families wonder how to thoroughly assess different school options for their gifted child. We’ve created the chart below to help with that process. You can use this chart to help you in creating…

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Appropriate Expectations for the Gifted Child

This article by Arlene R. DeVries, M.S.E. talks about how parents and educators can expand their children’s education in creative, unconfined ways by seeing eye-to-eye on appropriate educational expectations. Arlene DeVries is author of…

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Parenting Gifted Children: Challenges & Tips

Parenting any child comes with its highs and lows, but when raising a gifted child, the highs might look like Mt. Everest and lows like the Mariana Trench! The joys of parenting gifted children…

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