Prepare for the PSAT and Beyond

by Horizons In Learning

Now that the PSATs are done it’s time to plan a testing schedule. Each year, roughly 1.5 million students take the SAT and roughly the same number of students take the ACT each year as well. Most college bound students need to take one of these tests to showcase their academic abilities and…(Read More)

Getting Admitted

by Horizons In Learning

Standing Out in a Sea of Worthy College Applicants… The college admissions process can take quite a toll on a student and even an entire family. Getting admitted starts by visiting schools and figuring out where to apply. Then a student tries to complete the various parts of an application to make it stand out…(Read More)

Getting Organized Successfully

by Horizons In Learning

Organization is the Key to Success Organization is truly a lost art. Getting organized successfully can translate into a healthy home life and better academic performance. It’s true, technological advancements have enhanced our lives over the last 20 years. The best organizational strategies, however, are tried and true old-fashioned methods. Below is a…(Read More)

Demonstrated Interest

by Horizons In Learning

When it Comes to College Admissions Demonstrated Interest is Key! Demonstrated Interest is a term colleges use to describe a student’s level of interest in attending their school. It encompasses every touch point that a student has with a specific college. Touch points can include visiting a school, emailing an admissions officer, sending a…(Read More)

Back to school tips that best prepare you for college!

by Horizons In Learning

College Admissions tips to get you ready for the new school year. This means you: Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors! Read our tips that will help you get ready, whether you are a Freshman just on your way to high school, or a Senior counting down the months til college. Seniors. Finalize your college application…(Read More)

Nurturing the Abilities of the Gifted Child

by Horizons In Learning

Has your child recently been identified as gifted? Have you noticed that your child is more developmentally advanced than his or her peers? Does your child have superior abilities in cognitive, artistic, physical, musical or other areas of higher sensitivity? Parents can help to foster the gifted child’s insatiable appetite for exploration, learning, and…(Read More)

College Entrance Exams Explained

by Horizons In Learning

For many students, college is right around the corner. With test scores being a necessary part of the application process, many students and their parents may be confused by the many tests that are required. Below is a brief overview of the tests that colleges often require. Keep in mind, not all colleges require all…(Read More)

De-Stressing the College Search

by Horizons In Learning

Parents often ask, “When is the best time to begin the college planning process? Should we be talking about colleges with our children while they are still in middle school? Is it better to hold off until freshman year in high school? Or should we wait until the guidance counselor makes the first move? What…(Read More)

What Are the SAT Subject Tests?

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What are the SAT Subject Tests? SAT Subject Tests are one-hour multiple choice tests that assess students’ knowledge in specific areas. Colleges use Subject Tests for admission, for course placement, and to help advise students about course selection. Even colleges that do not require the Subject Test will often review scores you submit and…(Read More)

Keep Learning this Summer!

by Horizons In Learning

Consider the following statistics from an MSNBC article by Dr. Ruth Peters, who consulted the Johns Hopkins University Center for Summer Learning: All students experience learning losses when they do not engage in educational activities during the summer. On average, students lose approximately 2.6 months of grade level equivalency in mathematical computation skills during…(Read More)

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