November 11, 2017


As Thanksgiving Break approaches, we know seniors are looking forward to time with family and friends and a respite from the college application process. To maximize their vacation time and help them come back well-rested for the last weeks of the fall semester, we encourage them to check in during the coming days with their advisors, Ms. Van Wagenen, and Mr. White for any final assistance they may need in advance of Early Action, Cal State, and UC deadlines. 

The Case for Finding the Right Fit

If you look at the price tag of a college education and wonder how to ensure you make the best investment, you'll want to take a few minutes to read this article from "The Hechinger Report." Outlining the way demographic shifts and trends in the labor market can make identifying the "right fit" challenging, it nonetheless affirms how doing so should be the top priority for the college-bound and their families.

Six Myths About Choosing a College Major

Are you set on majoring in one of the STEM fields? Worried that majoring in English will make you unemployable? From Jeffrey J. Selingo, author of "There Is Life After College: What Parents and Students Should Know About Navigating School to Prepare for the Jobs of Tomorrow" (highly recommended by Mr. White) comes this data-rich article that will dispel some myths and help guide your thinking about how to choose a college major. 

Northwestern University's National High School Institute

Northwestern University's National High School Institute, commonly known as the "Cherubs" program, dates back to 1931 and is made up of three summer Institutes: Theatre Arts, Film & Video, and Debate. These programs combine intensive training, along with a terrific opportunity to make lifelong friends and contacts, while exploring the Northwestern campus and Chicago. The Theatre Arts program is open exclusively to current high school juniors; the Film & Video program is open to current sophomores and juniors; and the Debate programs are open to current freshmen, sophomores, and juniors. Generous financial aid packages are available to students who demonstrate need. For more information, see here.

MOSA Academic Advantage Program

Thinking of a career in medicine? From the MOSA Oral Surgery Team comes this bulletin: "Our Academic Advantage program is about giving local middle and high school students the information and tools they need to accomplish a career in medicine. For such a competitive industry, we want to give students a leg up on the competition and help them determine their best career path. The event starts with a presentation from five medical and educational professions. Then, students and their parents go through booths from local colleges and non-profits. It's all designed to give these kids what they need to pursue their dreams and answer their questions. Plus, we will also be awarding an iPad and various gift cards!"

The event is free, but students must reserve their space by RSVP'ing here. (Hint: you'll need to scroll down the page after you open the link.)


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