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8 Effective Ways to Help Teens with Depression and Anxiety | JRA Educational Consulting

Last Updated by Susan Kehl on July 28, 2022

 

 

Our kids go to school to become proficient in academic subjects from basic math to college-level physics. Although mental health is equally important, it’s rarely addressed in the classroom. With teen depression and anxiety on the rise, what can you do to foster your child’s social and emotional health and wellbeing?

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Applying to College?: Independent College Counselors Guide You Every Step of The Way

Last Updated by Susan Kehl on July 8, 2022

 “They grow so fast!”

It seems like yesterday that family, friends, and well-meaning strangers warned you that, in the blink of an eye, your baby would be “all grown up.” You must have blinked – your baby is getting ready to apply to college!  But, as the number of college applicants continues to skyrocket while acceptance rates dramatically decline…will your child get in? 

Topics: College Counseling

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Topics: College Counseling

College Admissions Prep: What Rising High School Seniors Should Do This Summer – Starting Now (Part 2)

Last Updated by Susan Kehl on June 27, 2022

Every parent hears this fact – likely before their child’s first birthday: We only get 18 summers with our kids before they’re ready to leave the nest. Suddenly, reality sets in during the summer before your teen’s senior year – your seventeenth summer. Can there really be only one more summer before your baby heads to college? This will feel like your fastest, shortest year yet. So buckle up, enjoy the ride, maximize your quality time together – and get ready to help your teen apply to college. 

Topics: College Admission

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Topics: College Admission

College Application Essay Tracker | JRA Educational Consulting

Last Updated by Judi Robinovitz on June 16, 2022





Finishing your personal statement in the Common Application, that 250-to-650-word essay that goes to nearly every college on your application, is a major accomplishment. Celebrate!

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Topics: College Application Essay

Wilderness Therapy Programs: Connecting Troubled Adolescents With The Healing Power of Nature

Last Updated by Susan Kehl on June 16, 2022

You knew raising a child wouldn’t be easy, but you didn’t expect it to be this challenging. You barely weathered the terrible twos and precarious pre-school years, and now you’re confronting the tumultuous teens. It’s been a difficult ride, and you keep waiting for it to get better. But what if it doesn’t? Where do you turn if your child is experiencing more than just typical teen angst for which traditional therapy and medication aren’t working?

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Topics: Wilderness Therapy Programs

Change to FSU Admissions for Entry in Summer/Fall 2023 | JRA Educational Consulting

Last Updated by Judi Robinovitz on June 15, 2022

Because FSU applications have increased 169% since 2016, the university is changing its current admissions processes to help meet the enrollment goal of 6,200 freshmen. If you are planning to apply to FSU in fall 2022, please note these changes:

Topics: College Admission

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Topics: College Admission

Super-Essay Secrets: Top Colleges Want Reflection and Introspection

Last Updated by Barbara Leventhal on June 15, 2022

Since the beginning of high school – maybe even earlier – you’ve had your eye on the prize: admission to a top university. You’ve jumped through all the hoops, worked hard, earned exceptional grades, demonstrated your intellectual curiosity, and participated in meaningful extracurricular activities, including community service. Indeed, all of that is important, but as Ivy League schools and other highly selective universities grapple with ways to differentiate and select students for admission, one increasingly important source of admissions information about you is the way you represent yourself in your application personal statement and supplemental essays. What will make your essay stand out from others? The answer: your ability to deeply reflect on experiences you express well in your writing.

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Quick Takes: Common App 2022 | JRA Educational Consulting

Last Updated by Judi Robinovitz on June 1, 2022

As we officially move into summer, rising seniors have started thinking about the what, when, and how of college applications. Most applicants will be using the Common App, a convenient, “one-stop” platform used by nearly every well-known college: all 12 Florida state universities, all 8 Ivies, and many out-of-state private and public schools, including this year’s new members, Texas A&M and the University of Texas at Austin. Creating your Common App account is a simple matter of going to commonapp.org and inputting your email and other personal data. Once you create your login, navigating the platform is relatively straightforward. You can begin your Common App today – right after you finish reading this! – even though you can’t send anything to colleges until after August 1st. Here’s why.

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What Rising High School Seniors Should Be Doing - Right Now (Part 1) | JRA Educational Academy

Last Updated by Susan Kehl on May 30, 2022




Your child’s junior year is coming to close, the finish line is in sight. She’s almost a senior! She’s worked long and hard to get to this point, and will finally experience what it’s like to be at the top of the high school food chain. Senior-year perks and privileges will include senior pictures, senior trips, the prom, graduation, and sometimes even a lighter class load. It’s also time to begin applying to college. But as the saying goes, with great power comes great responsibility.

Topics: College Admission

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Topics: College Admission

Your Guide to Specialized Schools | JRA Educational Consulting

Last Updated by Barbara Leventhal on May 6, 2022



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Topics: Specialized Schools