High School Students

By: Kaley Ciluffo — June 21, 2022
Mental health has become an issue of concern and a topic of discussion for students. While many explanations exist for this increase, it's imperative that we vocalize the challenges, stressors, and demands that students face so we can work to resolve them. This attention becomes more important as many students enroll on college campuses, leaving behind their communities, support groups, and homes. The adjustment period for college freshmen is critical to building a solid foundation for a successful four years. In this article we discuss what actions college students can take to destress and protect their mental wellness.
By: SAGE Scholars — June 20, 2022
The last hurrah is finally here! After four years of planning and preparation, you’ve finally hit the milestone of senior year. With this chapter about to close, you’ll spend this year looking toward the next chapter of your life: college!
By: Kaley Ciluffo — June 20, 2022
How students choose to spend this time varies, but for many students gap years can help them gain real-world experiences that improve the quality of their application. If done right, a gap year can be purposeful and help students derive more meaning from their college education. In this article we've gathered some experiences and activities that can help boost your application and maximize your gap year.
By: Ceanna Hayes Daniels — June 20, 2022
One of the best things about college is that you're no longer constrained by the limits of your high school self. You have the chance to become the person you want to be, not just the person you've always been. You have the opportunity to grow and change your habits, experiment with new study strategies, and develop a new rhythm to match your new college workload.
By: SAGE Scholars — June 7, 2022
It's a reality, summer is winding down and with every passing day there are more and more commercials for back to school products. Before you know it, you will be back in the classroom, taking notes, and preparing for tests. Don't stop reading! As stressful as going back to school may seem, it will be less stressful the more you prepare for it and visualize what kind of student you want to be this year.
By: SAGE Scholars — June 7, 2022
Students everywhere are under a lot of pressure. So it's important to take time to mentally prepare for the stresses of school. Remember, you can succeed academically without sapping your mental health.
By: SAGE Scholars — June 7, 2022
Tags: High School, Tips
There are certain habits that the smart students have and one of them is that they keep track of the grade every quiz, paper, test they get. In high school I watched my best friend write down every grade she got in her student planner. I asked her why and she said that she liked knowing how she was doing in school and what she would have to get on an upcoming test to keep up her grades. Soon I started doing it too. It made life easier in the long run because I knew how I was doing and if I slipped up on a quiz or a test and I knew exactly what I needed to get on the next one to turn around my grade. It sounds slightly obvious, but having a target in sight made it easier to hit it.
By: SAGE Scholars — June 2, 2022
In the world of college preparation, eleventh grade is a pivotal year. Soon, you’ll be submitting your applications, and you may wonder what you should be doing now to increase your chances of opening an acceptance letter. For eleventh graders, think of this year as the final push to demonstrate growth and achievement. Knocking this year out of the park can alleviate stress in the future and increase your chances of admission to your top choice school. Below, we’re offering some helpful tips and tricks to ensure you don’t miss any necessary steps during this pivotal year in the college preparation process.
By: SAGE Scholars — June 2, 2022
For many students, the college applications process is an emotional rollercoaster. Your peers may celebrate their college acceptance or experience disappointment after receiving rejections from their dream schools. After one of the most tumultuous and competitive college admissions cycles to date, many students wonder what more they could've done to receive admission into their choice college.
By: SAGE Scholars — May 1, 2022
As a tenth grader, you may see your classmates or older friends gearing up for college applications. Though there’s still time before you submit your application, you may wonder what you should be doing now to increase your chances of opening your acceptance letter. For ninth and tenth graders, preparing more intentionally in the early half of your high school education can help alleviate stress in the future and increase your chances of admission to your top choice school. Below, we’re offering some helpful tips and tricks to ensure you don’t miss any necessary steps when preparing for college.