ACCESS THE COURSE NOW Parents know that summer activity planning is important for college admissions. But don’t stress – with the right steps and timely planning, you can make the most of how your teen invests their time in the summer, and strategically choose the right thing for them! Signet Education’s 40-minute Summer […]
Welcome back to the podcast! After a refreshing holiday break, join me as I share valuable insights on making your student’s summer meaningful. Let’s kick off the year together! Access Signet’s Guide to Summer Planning here. Explore various summer programs and exciting opportunities from Pathways to Science, Teenlife, and College Match Point. TRANSCRIPT Sheila Akbar: Hello, and welcome back […]
Riding the Winds of Change How to Sail Through Transition It’s summer. Your kid is a teenager. That means you’re facing a whole lot of change. We don’t even need to know what age or year your child is currently in to know they’re facing some whopping transitions in the year ahead. All you […]
As the school year comes to a close, it’s an excellent time for high school students and parents to reflect on the past semester’s achievements and set goals for the future. By acknowledging the wins, evaluating areas for improvement, setting goals, and assembling a support team, students can pave the way for a smooth and […]
Summer is on its way, and if you’re the parent of a high schooler, you’re probably starting to think about what they’re going to be spending all that free time doing. How do you give them the freedom they need to refresh and avoid burnout, but also keep them challenged, mentally engaged and building a […]
It’s not too early for high school students to begin planning their summers! Discover four strategies for planning activities that are engaging and fulfilling.
Is your student experiencing a summer slide? Learn more about this common phenomenon and how to overcome it.
Is your teen struggling to recharge their batteries this summer? Discover helpful tips for managing stress effectively.
If your rising senior is struggling to find the motivation to work on their college application this summer, these tips can help get them on the right track.
What should your teen read, watch, and listen to this summer? Hint: Signet’s recommendations are based more on pure enjoyment than academic value. See our list.
When creating a college application, a student’s main goal is to tell a story about who they are. Discover how to transform summer activities into application-worthy narratives.
How can families ensure a smooth transition to a safe and productive freshman year? Discover helpful tips on the college transition.
Summer is right around the corner and it’s the perfect time for students to get on track with college applications. Get Signet’s college application checklist.
How can students stand out in a highly competitive college admissions landscape? Discover our #1 secret to getting into college.
Learn how students can stay engaged in small but impactful ways without feeling too overwhelmed during their summer break.
How should your student spend a high school summer? Learn how to navigate the line between kicking back for a much-needed rest and turning into a couch potato!
See how your student can finish the school year strong as we head into the end of the spring semester.
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.
Without a sense of purpose, students can get sucked into mindless summer activities. We’ve got 20 better suggestions.
Summer is here! We’ve got resources to help your student plan for a successful summer.
The coronavirus will continue to have a major impact on many aspects of high school. To help you feel a bit less overwhelmed, we’ve compiled resources and advice we’ve published related to COVID-19 so far.
There are still great opportunities for students to have an enriching summer this year.
This post examines the phenomenon of “voluntourism” and whether it can help or harm a student’s college applications.
Finishing high school and heading to your next phase in life is a meaningful time of transition. We recommend taking advantage of your summer through a combination of purposeful activities, personal reflection…plus a bit of fun!
Every year, plans for “the perfect summer” fall through. And that’s okay! In this post, we’ll talk about how to have a summer that’s interesting and engaging, even if you haven’t secured a spot in the educational program or internship of your dreams.
For parents, the end of the school year often comes as a relief. Considering the intensity of the end-of-year rush—final projects, exams, AP tests—it makes sense that we believe our kids deserve a break. And they do. But how much of a break is healthy?
8 tips to help you finish your college applications before the end of summer.
5 steps to keep your mind agile over the break
How students can make the most of last minute summer planning.
Your ultimate guide to summer programs.
Make the most of your summer before college!
Make the most out of your summer by pursuing your interests!
How to benefit from your experience as a volunteer tourist.
One student’s experience with Brown’s pre-college summer program.
Even if you spent your summer babysitting.
How to teach kids basic physics with a bubble pool.