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What High Schools Don't Tell You: 300+ Secrets to Make Your Kid Irresistible to Colleges by Senior Year

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2007

    Invaluable advice I wish that I'd had!

    Have you ever said to yourself, 'If only I'd known about that opportunity, I would have taken it!' If you want to eliminate those regretful thoughts regarding your kids' education, and if you have kids in or about to enter high school, I enthusiastically recommend this book! In this book, the author of 'What Colleges Don't Tell You,' another great book, takes on the all-important high school years. Her advice for parents is clear: Help your kids to take advantage of every opportunity available to them, and build a portfolio of experiences that will enrich your child and help them to get into the college of their dreams. Wissner-Gross explains that you and your kid have to craft a plan for getting the most out of high school. Right away, the book starts out with a questionnaire that helps kids -- even unfocused kids -- to identify their interests and to help them to set goals. Once the goals have been identified -- even if they change over time -- the book explains how you can help your kid to build a portfolio of experiences that will help to foster the passions that THEY have. By helping your kids to find every opportunity to pursue what they love, the author proves that they will not only be extremely well-prepared for, but also sought after by every college. Wissner-Gross even helps you out by identifying activities and programs of which few parents are even aware. Other amazing gems I found in this book include: * Secret 19: Summers are the best-kept secret of superstars--the time for your child to stand out from the pack and gain an edge both for college admission and her future career. * Secret 68: Never assume that the menu of clubs offered at your child's public or private high school is limited to what already exists. * Secret 273: The best way to build a humanities pedigree for your child is to inquire about the Telluride Association Summer Programs 'TASP'. She has clearly identified that it's not just about getting your kids into a top college, but helping them to realize their dreams! The top college is just a bonus!

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