We’re delighted to introduce a new series of expert advice about private school admissions from our private middle and high school counseling partner, Glasofer Educational Consulting.
As we approach summer, I am optimistic. A gradual return to normalcy. Travel. Beach. BBQ. The physical embrace of family members not seen for over a year. Lazy summer evenings by the fire pit. Relaxed weekend afternoons at a vineyard. The sunshine after a storm is more welcome than before it. Post-pandemic, we can all better appreciate the substance of normal life. And yet, amid that optimism, we know that there is hard work to be done. After every natural disaster, it takes time to rebuild, and rebuild we must. For most students, this summer will be their most important thus far. Here’s why:
College Board (the makers of the SAT, SAT subject tests, AP exams, etc) has announced that the SAT subject tests will be discontinued and there will be no administrations of them in the spring. This will have two significant effects on how students applying to top 50 colleges are evaluated (only roughly the top 50 colleges had still been using SAT subject test scores in admissions).
Some of the purest joy I experience is not just when helping someone but when helping them in a way that I was not helped. I think everyone with children experiences this joy: there are ways that you provide for your children that you were not provided for, and — although they are likely unaware of it — you take the greatest joy and pride in knowing that you have provided for them in that way.
It’s that time of the year when high school seniors and their parents anxiously and excitedly await those fateful emails. Accepted? Deferred? Denied?
Success is much more easily achieved with the right tools. If you set your mind to it, you will be able to drive a nail into a block of wood without a hammer (you’ll get a rock, a crowbar, etc), but it will be immensely easier and faster to use a hammer. In order to succeed working remotely, whether at a job or at school, it is similarly incredibly helpful to use the right tools.