How to Find a Great College Without a 4.0 in High School

How to Find a Great College Without a 4.0 in High School

There’s a lot to consider when choosing a college. But with careful thought and a bit of research, you’ll probably have quite a few options available to you. In fact, 60% of traditional public school graduates end up attending their first college of choice. (Statista) And yes, you can still attend college without a 4.0…

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6 Things to Do When You’ve Lost Motivation in Your Career

If you’ve been working as hard as you can, but the motivation just isn’t showing up anymore, you’re not alone.  It’s easy to get trapped in despair, but just because you’ve lost motivation in your career doesn’t mean you’re stuck!  Below are 6 things you can do to get yourself unstuck and thriving in motivation…

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Why Is Community Service In High School So Important?

community service in high school

Admissions offices rate community service in high school as highly important! They’re able to determine what type of person you are by how you spend your time and how you engage with your community. Which all helps shape their school culture! In fact, 53% of admissions officers reveal that when deciding between two equally qualified…

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Every Vision Has a Mission (2022-2023 Fundraiser)

Total Development Center - Tualatin Field Rental Fundraiser

As part of our mission, our non-profit 501 c3 Total Development Center (TDC) provides athletic teams and organizations a safe place for young athletes to train, learn life skills, and strengthen healthy character based habits that produce personal and team success and Total Development. The 190,000+ sq. ft. field we installed and managed for the…

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4 Reasons You Need an Independent Educational Consultant

4 Reasons You Need an Independent Educational Consultant

An Independent Educational Consultant (IEC) can provide your family peace of mind during the dizzying process of finding and getting your student into the right college. Once hired, they’ll look at your student’s transcripts, ACT and SAT scores, athletic activity, volunteer work, internships, and other leadership opportunities they’ve had during their high school years. With…

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5 Proven Ways to Prepare for Your SAT and ACT Exams

5 Proven Ways to Prepare for Your SAT and ACT Exams

Part of your Highschool experience is taking tests, and there are few bigger or more important than the SAT and ACT exams. Below, we’ll answer 2 key questions about these tests, and share 5 proven ways to prepare for your SAT and ACT and score higher on them. What’s the difference between the SAT and…

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FAFSA For the Win (and how to finance college)

What is FAFSA and how can it help

If you’ve been thinking about college for any length of time, you’ve heard of the FAFSA, but what is it and what is all about? FAFSA stands for Free Application for Federal Student Aid and allows you to apply for federal scholarships, grants, work studies, and loans. Once you complete it, you’ll gain access to…

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5 Steps to Creating Your Best College List

5 Steps to Your Best College List

When you’re in high school planning what college to attend, all your preparation hinges on the colleges on your list. The better you hone your list to match your needs and wants, the better prepared you’ll be academically, emotionally, and financially. But how do you decide which colleges should be on your list? In this…

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Learn to Set (and Keep!) SMART Goals as a Student

How to make and achieve SMART goals as a student

When you have an end goal in mind, the best way to get there is by a road map that leads you each step of the way. One effective way to create a roadmap for life is through SMART goals. This acronym stands for goals that are specific, measurable, achievable, realistic, and timely. If you…

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