For many a high school senior, the months of March and April are all abuzz with the excitement of recent college admissions offers. Yet let us not forget the legacy about to be set into motion by those who are next in line: the 8th-graders.
The transition from youth to adulthood is an exciting one filled with uncertainty both for the student and the parent. There is no guidebook; however, the literature around success and happiness has begun to grow in recent years, as scholars such as Martin Seligman and Angela Duckworth have begun exploring what truly predicts the attainment of a happy and successful life.
Ah…I must admit..I love the sacred scent of second semester. The remnants of February 14th’s delectable truffles and the influx of teenagers in route to semi-formals sporting pristine corsages triumphantly signal the onset of spring.
The vast majority of High School student athletes have spent a good portion of their youth dedicated to a sport that helped define their formative years. However, when taking that step from grade school teachings to collegiate academics, not only will their work in the classroom take a great leap forward, but the playing field of athletics (especially at D-I schools) will also prove considerably tougher.
One late student, right, runs to join the freshmen class at Vanderbilt University as they spell out 2017, their graduation year, for a photo on the campus on Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2013, in Nashville, Tenn. Classes begin Wednesday.
At Rainbow, we treat every student’s victory as our own. I personally find enormous joy in hearing about my students’ college admissions wins, the factors that influence their final decisions, and the sublime shift that takes place for each and every one of them…their idea of college morphing into one multi-faceted, actualized experience.
The beginning of a new year often symbolizes the beginning of new possibilities. Recognizing that high school at times can seem predictable and/or somewhat monotonous, we are encouraging our students to step out of their comfort zones in 2014.
Grit Is The New Genius, So How Does Your Student Measure Up? By Cindy Chanin On December 15, 2013 Angela Lee Duckworth: The Key To Success? Grit We recently posted an article in our Facebook Parent Support Group about why “Grit, Not IQ, Predicts Success.”…