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COVID-19 – Educational Resources for Students in King, Snohomish, and Pierce Counties

Our hearts reach out to our community as school districts across the area close to slow the spread of COVID-19.  We have helped educate hundreds of students from our local public schools and value our partnerships with the districts, their administrations, and their hardworking teachers.   Below are

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What to do if Your Child’s High School GPA is Too Low for College

Some high school students are simply late bloomers.  Some lack the maturity to tailor daily work habits to align with long-term goals, others may have struggled socially, struggled with a subject or had a difficult time transitioning into the new high school environment.  As confidence builds these

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Re-Thinking Remedial Summer School

The 1987 movie Summer School typifies our view of remedial summer school.  Students cooped up in a classroom trying to re-take the credit courses they failed during the school year. Shift to 2015 and actual summer school, while more professional than the movie portrayal, strays very little

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What to Do if Your Child Receives a Low SAT Score

Do not panic if your child receives a low SAT Score.  Stop, breathe and: Remember your child is so much more than an SAT score. Help your child realize they are so much more than an SAT score. Understand that not all colleges require an SAT or

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What’s New About the New SAT?

March 2016 is the roll-out date for the new SAT. David Coleman, CEO of The College Board who creates the SAT exam, stated the test was changed because, “admissions officers and counselors have said they find the data from admissions exams useful but are concerned that these

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Help Your Stressed Out Teen Relax

According to a recent survey done for the American Psychological Association, teens are feeling more stressed-out than adults today with school being a main cause. Fully 83% reported that traditional schools were a somewhat or significant source of their stress. Twenty-seven percent reported “extreme stress levels” during

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Too Much Screen Time Is Hurting Your Child’s Grades!

A recent study out of Cambridge University found that a student’s grades are being dramatically impacted by the amount of screen time they are exposed too.   The study looked at over 800 fourteen and fifteen-year-old students, who on average, spent a total of four hours interacting with

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Ten Tips to Help You Manage Your Teen’s Phone

As summer comes to an end, so possibly do freedoms that will not fit into the more structured school year.  A social life-line as much as a technology device, your child or teen’s summer phone habits may need to be replaced with a more structured school year

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Why You Need Different Academic Expectations for Different Siblings

Have you ever wondered why school seems to come easily to one of your children while the other has to really “work at it?” What you are likely seeing is not a difference in your children’s academic abilities, but simply how much better one child’s learning style

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Is Your Child Getting the Right IEP or 504 Accommodations?

Every student is unique so it may make take time and creative thinking to find the accommodations that best support your child. Your child’s IEP or 504 team should generate ideas on accommodations that support your child. As a key member of your child’s IEP or 504

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