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Why You Should Consider a Robotics Class This Summer

Posted by Brenda Ronan on Jun 12, 2019 3:11:00 PM

Engineers and computer scientists solve problems we didn’t even know existed to make our world a more comfortable place to live – oftentimes to an extent we don’t see. This, however, does not happen overnight or without hard work. One of the most rapidly expanding ways they are making an impact is in robotics. This is an exciting field that is continuing to expand.

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Topics: Pre-College Summer Programs, High School Summer Programs, Middle School Summer Programs

College Admission Guide: SAT Prep Classes

Posted by Brenda Ronan on Jun 3, 2019 12:38:00 PM

Like it or not, standardized test scores play a very important role in college admission decisions. While arguments abound about whether or not the SAT accurately measures a student’s chance of success in college or even appropriately tests what they learned in high school, this doesn’t change the fact that you are going to have to take them.

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Topics: Pre-College Summer Programs, High School Summer Programs, College Admissions

Student Spotlights: Experiencing Yale Summer Academy with Tamie & Kendra

Posted by Ezra Solway on May 28, 2019 9:58:00 AM

In the summer of 2018, Tamie Tominaga traveled from her hometown in Brazil to attend the Yale Summer Academy in New Haven Connecticut. It was a life changing experience for her. The program opened her up to a new way of thinking, a prestigious academic environment that challenged her and friends she met from all walks of life. Now, Tamie is focused on getting out of her comfort zone, something that had eluded her before her time at Yale.  

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Topics: Life at JKCP, JKCP Student Spotlight, Pre-College Summer Programs, High School Summer Programs, yale

6 Steps to Help You Decide on a College Major

Posted by Brenda Ronan on May 21, 2019 12:34:00 PM

Whether you are still in high school or in your freshman or sophomore year in college, you may be one of the millions of students that are currently undecided about what they should choose for a college major. While this can be an incredibly stressful situation, here are a few tips that will help make it easier to make the decision.

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Topics: Internships for High School Students, Pre-College Summer Programs, High School Summer Programs, Pre-Professional Programs

7 Ways to Prepare To Write Your College Application Essay

Posted by Brenda Ronan on Apr 30, 2019 8:39:56 AM

Although it’s been a few years since I’ve written my college application essay, I remember it like it was yesterday. The dread of writing an essay that was so important to my future was enough to make me procrastinate even more than usual. I think many students, myself included, put a lot of pressure on finding a story admissions officers want to hear. In reality, it’s not about writing the perfect story or anecdote, but about putting in the effort to write a well thought out essay. Once my application was finished, I can say with confidence that the hardest part of writing it was getting started. Instead of dragging my feet for weeks, I should have just dived in. The steps below are what I wish I would have known before starting my college application essay and hopefully they will help some students out there take the plunge.

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Topics: Pre-College Summer Programs, College Admissions

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