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Experiential Learning: A College Prep Perspective

It goes without saying that high school students must ‘do something’ beyond attending classes, completing homework, and taking exams. The academic transcript may be the most important piece of any college application, but admissions officers are seeking multidimensional students – young people who engage in their learning and the world beyond the classroom in meaningful ways. All too often I have seen parents and students approach ‘building a resume’ from the wrong perspective. They seek to fill the page (and sometimes two or three) with a smorgasbord of clubs, community service, sports, employment, summer programs, awards, and accolades. They possess […]