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    Researching NYC High Schools during COVID

    • November 17, 2020
    • Paris William Polatidis

    With a disastrous year disrupted by a pandemic, finding and picking the right high schools in the largest city in the United States can be a difficult and daunting task. However, with enough dedication, you can still find ideal schools that would be a good fit for you and your family. Here are some tips to help you pick the right schools that will ensure that you have an excellent education for your four years of high school.

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    Advice on Time Management for Middle School

    • November 13, 2020
    • Halina de Jong-Lambert, Tim Lupberger

    One of the most important life skills for a student to succeed both inside and outside of the classroom is time management. Though it is tempting to see it as a skill that can be developed later, a student should try to build up their time management skill as soon as possible to develop good habits for the years to come. In a time when learning is online and the separation between work and free-time blends together, now is especially a great time to build up the skill of time management. With these few easy steps, you can develop this skill and be ready for any new challenges and distractions that will encounter.

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    My Admissions Story: Jacob Brucker

    • November 06, 2020
    • Jacob Brucker

    When I was going into eighth grade, high school admissions immediately entered my mind. I was very nervous about where I would end up going to high school, especially because I had the decision to move to a new state for high school or stay in Colorado. Growing up in suburban Denver, Colorado, my mother received a pharmaceutical job offer to move to New York City, and I wanted to go with her.

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    Everything you need to know to rock your high school arts portfolio

    • October 30, 2020
    • Ella Solarino

    Compiling artwork in a portfolio is one of the most necessary things you need to do when you apply to an art school. However, it can also be one of the most stress-inducing parts of your application. It can be really hard to know what kind of art you need to submit, how many pieces you need, etc. This article explains all of what you need to do to be able to turn in your best work and feel satisfied with it at the end. (Criteria can differ between schools, so make sure to consult the websites of the schools you’re applying to as well!)

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    Tips to Ace Online Learning

    • October 19, 2020
    • Jacob Brucker

    With the coronavirus pandemic ridding us of in-person learning this past spring and continuing to disrupt learning in this new school year, it is important that we adapt to this new period of online learning. While this is not ideal for us students, and most of us would much rather prefer learning in the classroom, there are ways that can make the best of it and perform at a high level that we normally would. Here are three tips to ace your online learning and still make the most of your experience.

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    Making a Self-Tape the Right Way for Performing Arts High Schools

    • October 16, 2020
    • Halina de Jong-Lambert

    The idea of showing all of your talent and promise to a prospective performing arts high school through a recording is a nerve-wracking one. But due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this is what the reality may look like for this year’s eighth-grade applicants. A self-taped audition does not have to be a scary thought; with the right environment and the advantage of being able to re-record to get the best performance or presentation, you can send in a tape that shows off the best of your ability.

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