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What Does it Take to Get a Strong GPA in High School?

You know that earning good grades requires effort, but what exactly does it take? Here is some wisdom about achieving a strong GPA in high school to share with your teen.

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Tips For Your Student to Increase Their Odds of Acceptance at Competitive Colleges

If your high school student is shooting for the stars and you want to be supportive, here are a few tips to share that will help them put their very best foot forward. If your student has big goals and you want to help them get ahead, call Huntington. We work with children of all ages who want to do better in school as well as those who are striving to get ahead and achieve great things. 

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Seven Tips for Filling Out the FAFSA

Attention, parents: filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is definitely time well spent. You can submit the FAFSA as early as October 1, 2021 for the 2022-2023 school year, so it’s time to start getting your materials in order. Here are seven tips for filling out the FAFSA.

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Five College Majors That Lead to In-Demand Careers

College is an investment in your student’s future, and you want to encourage them to make the very most of it. Some students head off to college with a specific major in mind, while others are uncertain. It can be helpful to know what majors are out there that can lead to a good job after graduation.

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What to Do When Your High School Student Won’t Use a Planner

Some students embrace the day planner, utilizing them to record assignments, upcoming deadlines and test dates, and entire social schedules. However, not all students get excited about using a planner. Those with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) are especially likely to abandon their planners within weeks of the start of the school year. 

What can you do to convince them to embrace the planner? Here are some helpful tips.

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Is Going to College Worthwhile for Students Without a Career in Mind?

Not all teens recognize the importance of college from the first day of high school. Even for students who are unsure about a major and have given little thought to a career yet, there are many reasons it’s a smart investment.

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