A desire to create rich academic experiences for our students is at the heart of everything we do here at Rainbow. We believe that there are endless ways to create meaningful educational experiences in and out of the classroom, and we take pride in helping families curate these experiences to suit their personal needs.
Today, becoming an entrepreneur is easier than ever -- but just as impressive! The Rainbow EDU team has had the joy of mentoring countless high-schoolers over the years, and we have a stellar track record of helping students get into their top choice undergraduate programs. How do we do it? You probably already know the answer. You’ve probably heard it a million times, each time thinking to yourself, “Easier said than done!”
After her first year of college in Paris through American University with the original plan of continuing college at SMU, the wonderful Jenny Drew followed her heart and was accepted to USC as a sophomore. She joined the Trojan family this year and she couldn’t be more ecstatic.
Maddy had her sights set on the Airforce Academy and was not going to allow the ACT to get in her way. We interviewed her about her strategy of approaching the ACTs when working with the Rainbow Family.
This post isn’t meant to scare you. In fact, it should do the opposite and reassure you that your first semester in college can and will be a success; all you need to do is put yourself in the best possible position to succeed. However, you must come to terms with the fact that you are taking a big step and many students dig a rather deep hole for themselves by starting college with a disastrous first semester. The beginning of college seems a little overwhelming for everyone at first, but the key is to remember, you, just like everyone else at the school, made it in for a reason.
One of the most stressful parts of beginning your college experience is meeting and subsequently living with a new person (or people, if you end up tripled). A large part of your college experience can hinge upon a positive experience with your new roommate. So how do you prepare for the most amicable and healthy living scenario possible? We’ve got some great ideas for you!
For our latest Rainbow interview, we sit down with a young woman by the name of Valentina Povolo. Valentina was bold enough to take the unconventional route of leaving a College prep High School for a Performance Arts High School. It can be difficult to make such a life changing decision about your future on your own – from dealing with new classmates and teachers to a completely new curriculum style. Read about Valentina’s experience and let it serve as inspiration for those of you considering taking a similar leap.
Some of the most meaningful work we do at Rainbow is our college counseling and admissions mentorship. It is an incredible privilege to partner with students and families while guiding them through their admissions process with ease and confidence.
The November 1st Early Action and Early Decision college application deadlines are over and the regular application deadlines are fast approaching! So we’d like to take a moment to reflect back upon this past year’s college admissions season and share a few anecdotes, insights, tips, and transformations experienced by several of the amazing seniors (now college freshmen) as well as transfer student or two who we were privileged to mentor through their own personally-tailored, impactful, eye-opening college application process.
So, you’re almost done with another school year. Congratulations! We’re sure it was nothing but hard work and determination that has gotten you here. Naturally, the first inclination is to throw your books in the air and not think about school again until late August. That, however, may not be the most prudent move. Yes, you absolutely deserve a break, but there is some truth to the old expression “if you don’t use it, you lose it.” Though your brain is not a muscle, studies show that in many ways it works just like one. Meaning, that just like a muscle, if not given exercise, it will get weaker. So turning your brain off for the next few months and switching it back on the first day of school may not be the best course of action. You don’t want to fall behind at the start of the next school year, so here are some ways to stay intellectually productive over the summer.