Is your child struggling academically? are you in denial that your child is struggling? Don't stress it! Many students require additional tutoring to give recieve extra guidence in understaing the material better. As a parent you should set goals and discuss what you are looking to achieve for your child. Set long or short term goals such as improving test scores, grades, and practice skills.
We are fast approaching the time of the year that high school students choose next year’s classes. A common question is whether to register for the more rigorous Advanced Placement (AP) courses. The successful completion of AP classes has benefits for both the college application process and college itself. The common mindset students often share is whether to pad their GPAs with easier classes or take a risk with an AP class. If your teachers agree that you are at the level of an AP course, we believe the answer is clear. Here are some reasons we believe challenging yourself is always the better choice.
In the education world, there is an ongoing conversation about closing the “achievement gaps” between students of different groups. There is a mountain of research analyzing the academic progress of different socioeconomic, cultural, and racial cohorts of students. A study by three researchers at Columbia University, published in the American Behavioral Studies journal, suggests that classroom behavior problems may be an even more significant factor than family income on students’ test scores, as early as kindergarten.
The race to college actually begins in middle school. Young students and their parents should start to plan ahead in the earliest years. While we at Chicago Academic never recommend adding stress to young students, or aggressively stretching them past their natural strengths, we do believe that students should maximize their abilities to best position themselves down the road.