Parents Learn ABCs of College Admission

by L.B. Editor Feb. 5, 2015 A panelist with experience navigating college entry provided reassuring advice about an anxiety-ridden rite of passage for parents and their children at the PTA’s Coffee Break talk last week. Participants included representatives of the high school counseling department and community college, a private college counselor and author, and a private standardized test prep provider. Parents learned that Laguna Beach High School provides ample help navigating the process if they can take advantage of the annual College Round Up, which hosts more than 100 college representatives for an open-house in Dugger Gym. Additionally, nearly 90 college reps visit the school for more intimate meetings with interested students. Each student can also take advantage of an online tool, Naviance, to stay organized, take interest inventories, research colleges or enrichment programs, sign-up for meetings with visiting college reps, or standardized tests, etc. Push button for full...

Coffee Break: How to Get Into College

Kate Rogers/Coastline Pilot February 5, 2015 Getting into college can be one of the most anxiety-producing rites of passage for parents and their children. In response, PTA’s Coffee Break hosted a panel Wednesday to discuss college acceptance tips. Participants included two representatives of Laguna Beach High School’s counseling department, a local community college counseling official, a private college counselor and author, and a private provider of standardized-test preparation. Dawn Hunnicut, a college and career specialist, emphasized the value of campus visits that provide an opportunity to start a relationship with someone from one’s dream school. Read the full...

Spring into Second Semester: Study Skills and School Success Talk at Corona Del Mar Middle/High School

Speaking to parents at 7:00 PM at CDM Middle School Tech Room. Followed by q&a and book signing. Open to the public.   “Spring into 2nd Semeseter With A New Plan: Steps to High School Success and Effective Study Skills” The “unwritten” rules of high school How to cultivate positive teacher relationships College prep in high school (thinking ahead!) Effective time management Extracurricular activities, clubs, jobs, and more!  ...

Three Steps to Raising a Whole Child

Jenn Curtis / Thrively Blog January 28, 2015 I don’t know about you, but I tend to associate the month of January with cutting back: I vow to slow down, promise to rid my life of this, resolve to stop doing that. Year after year, inevitably I try…and inevitably I come up short.   Read the Full...

College Essay Boot Camp, 1:00-4:30 PM

Cindy Muchnick, Author and Educational Consultant, and Jenn Curtis, Head of FutureWise Consulting are partnering to bring you this helpful and essential bootcamp. Email cynthiamuchnick1@gmail.com for all of the details and to register.