Thoughts about Grades in high school, college, and in getting that job after college

Thoughts about Grades in high school, college, and in getting that job after college

Timothy Parros As our students are beginning to get their results from all of their hard work in applying to colleges it has gotten me thinking about how much work really has to go into the application process. It begins early now, as early as 9th grade, and we find that our parents are concerned that their children are engaged in a race for better grades and more activities. Sometimes, we also see these same parents pushing themselves, and their children, to higher levels of anxiety as they lo....

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6 Things High School Juniors can do to Maximize Their Winter Breaks

6 Things High School Juniors can do to Maximize Their Winter Breaks

By Aimee Nemeth It’s time to pull on that winter coat and thaw out the holiday turkey, winter break is almost here.   This year, our juniors in high school have asked us at Parros College Planning what can they do to get the most out of their Winter Break.  Our answers to this question vary from family to family, but there are tons of opportunity to do more than nap on the couch for the full two weeks.   This is really a great time for students to use this time to help them when it comes....

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Acceptance and Award Letters, oh my!

Acceptance and Award Letters, oh my!

By Aimee Nemeth The moment has finally arrived… Your college acceptance letter is in your hands. After you and your family are done celebrating the great news, the next question is, how are you going to pay for it? Confused, you look back at the letter, you flip it over, and turn it inside out, but there’s no information about funding, scholarships, or costs of attendance. Every year, students and their families assume that acceptance to a college or university means that all the hard ....

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Choosing the Right College

Choosing the Right College

Nick Parros – Freshman at Rollins College in Winter Park Florida I can’t believe that it has been all most one year since I made my decision on what college I wanted to attend. I know that many seniors are starting to get their acceptance letters and are now seriously looking at where they want to spend the next four years, or longer. I do want to share some of my thoughts on the process and to reassure them that, if they take a look at the bigger picture. they will always make the best dec....

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