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 […]

The College Fair: Questions to Consider

College fairs provide an amazing opportunity to learn a lot about higher education.  However, when attending, don’t just breeze through collecting pamphlets that you’ll likely end up tossing out.  Instead, maximize your time by engaging with the college representatives.  After all, they are there to provide insight and information. Unsure of what to ask?  Here […]

Do You Know Who Cesar Chavez Was?

As a high school student, it’s probably fairly easy to isolate or compartmentalize your education.  Learning takes place in the classroom and life takes place outside.  However, you’d be remiss if you limited yourself in such a manner.  While your school certainly provides a solid educational foundation, it behooves you to seek out opportunities beyond […]