Signet's guides offer comprehensive information for high school. We cover everything from the college admissions process to preparing for standardized tests to staying organized and managing stress. We'll add guides each month, so check back for updates!
Senior year of high school is a unique experience and a very special time in a student's life. Students need one foot firmly planted in the present, to maintain their grades, activities, and complete the college process. Simultaneously, they need one foot planted in the future, to make choices about how they will spend their time after high school, where they will attend college, and even what career paths might interest them down the road. This guide will helps students successfully navigate senior year and celebrate this time as they look back at their high school experience.
Junior year is probably the most challenging of a student's high school career: classes are rigorous, extracurriculars demand increased time and energy, and the college process begins in earnest. In this guide, we'll provide students with tips on how to juggle all of these aspects of junior year without getting burned out or overwhelmed. We also provide crucial information regarding the college process to help students start thinking about college and beyond.
Sophomore year is a time when students can find significant opportunities for growth, both in and out of the classroom. However, taking advantage of those opportunities requires some focus and dedication. In this guide, we'll discuss strategies to get the most of sophomore year while developing practical skills that build upon students’ unique interests. This guide is also chock full of practical information about what sophomore year means in the college process.
The college essay, or personal statement, can be one of the most daunting pieces of the entire college application process, but it's also one of the few pieces of the application that gives students an opportunity to share their own unique voice. This guide is filled with tips and tricks, essay prompts, resources, and writing exercises to help write at your personal best.
Good mental health supports everything students do, while poor mental health can undermine even the brightest and most ambitious students. We provide an overview of the common mental health challenges that high schoolers face, along with tools and resources for getting help.
This guide covers everything you need to know about starting the college admissions process. You'll learn how to break down each phase of the process into small, manageable chunks so that you stay on track. We also provide tools and resources to help you along they way!
College is a time of huge growth, and it's important that students seek out a school that provides the right opportunities and support for their individual development. That's where college visits come in! Read on to learn more about making the most out of this important process.
Summer break offers students a unique opportunity to build important skills that will benefit them in college and into their adult lives. In this guide, students can learn how to plan a productive summer that aligns with their personal goals.
Download this guide to get our time-tested tools and resources for successful SAT/ACT prep.
Good study habits are so important, yet students are often not taught how to study effectively. In this guide, we outline our recommended steps for academic success.
This is your comprehensive guide to the major standardized tests.
The PSAT is a great indicator for SAT performance. Here's how to interpret your PSAT results, along with our recommendations for next steps.
Pursuing extracurricular activities serves a more important role than simply impressing colleges. Students can participate in extracurriculars to engage with the world in a meaningful way and to forge a path towards a fulfilling and intentional life.
Work smarter, not harder. We present practical protocols and functional tools to help you refine your time management and organizational skills.
Let colleges know how you spend your time — the right way!