Extracurricular & Summer Activities

Keeping the Faith: High School Faith-Based Activities and College Admissions

Keeping the Faith: High School Faith-Based Activities and College Admissions

When it comes to college admissions, a student’s grades and course rigor are the most important factors of consideration. But, without a doubt, a student’s extracurricular activities, including faith-based activities, can make a big difference in an application. Not only are extracurriculars great for students as they develop and discover their interests, but they also…

Is Community Service Important in College Admissions?

Is Community Service Important in College Admissions?

Community service is an integral part of the college-bound high school student’s experience, and it should not be missed. Here’s why:   For starters, volunteering is a requirement for some scholarships, including Bright Futures for Florida residents, and can also position students to receive special scholarships recognizing their efforts. In addition, community service projects look…

How to Continue with Extracurriculars Remotely

How to Continue with Extracurriculars Remotely

During this time of elevated uncertainty, it is difficult to plan in advance and be ‘ahead of the game.’ With the Coronavirus pandemic continuing, numerous schools are conducting online learning, and most in-person activities are limited or non-existent. While remote learning may not be ideal for everyone, it is a necessary adaptation in today’s world….

Not successful getting into the Ivies? What went wrong with my leadership and academic achievement?

By: Mandee Heller Adler Leadership! Academic accomplishment! The top 20 ranking universities value these qualities; however, admission committees often say things like, “Leadership does not require building a new organization. Being successful in school does not necessarily mean winning contests or prizes. Just be yourself.” Of course, the meaning of “just be yourself” doesn’t mean…