November 22, 2017

Advanced Placement Courses

The Advanced Placement (AP) Program® is an academically challenging set of courses.   These courses are taught at the college level and in order for a course to receive an AP designation the course content must be approved by the College Board. If a student successfully completes the AP exam at the end of the […]

High School Science Projects

Science is my favorite subject!  It’s what I teach.  I think I like it because it’s such a hands-on subject.  It’s all about discovery and getting your hands dirty.  Unfortunately, when we get to high school, we often turn science into a bunch of facts to memorize.   Though not always practical on a daily […]

Calculating GPA – A Guide

When your student reaches high school, you will find that various organizations will begin to ask you for their GPA (Grade Point Average). Some will even ask you for a weighted and an unweighted version. Today, we’re going to go over the various grading point scales and ways to calculate the GPA for your student. […]

High School Honors Classes…What Qualifies?

When a course is  more challenging, or more rigorous, we want to be sure and give recognition to the level of difficulty in the work and one of the ways to do that is to call it a high school honors class. An honors course is typically a regular high school course with a more […]