10 Myths About College

Myth 1: It’s better to get good grades than take challenging courses. Sure, grades are important.  However, colleges seek out students who challenge themselves academically and demonstrate intellectual curiosity.  They don’t want applicants content with taking the easy route.  Admissions officers appreciate drive and determination.  Applicants who display even moderate success in advanced classes will […]

MyCollegeOptions® and SHAPE America® research reveals high school students’ perceptions about the value of Physical Education classes

  The majority of high school students currently participating in Physical Education classes believes that PE is important to the overall school experience, providing numerous benefits and helping to develop a variety of lifelong skills. Lee’s Summit, MO – November 17, 2015 – New research conducted by myCollegeOptions® and SHAPE America®offers unique and valuable insight […]

Internships, Extracurricular Activities and STEM

An interest in STEM related subjects need not be relegated to the confines of a classroom. While academics are certainly a good (and critical) way to explore these areas, it’s important to seek additional means through which to gain exposure. For starters, most high schools host a handful of after-school clubs and extracurricular activities that […]