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Students often miss competitive summer opportunities because deadlines are in the fall. The summer after junior year is a great time to step up and out because, with two months free, you can get a job, volunteer, work as an intern, study abroad, take a pre-college course on campus, volunteer, or design your own independent study. A productive summer means that you can pursue your interests at a deeper level, learn something new, explore a career, or just get better at an activity that you really love.

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Why Your Kids Should Get Their Feet Wet | Deferred College from PrepMatters

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Classes suggest teachers, clubs mean friends, and sports usually involve teammates and coaches. So, your school day is full of people – many folks --all playing different roles in your life.

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Most high schools produce a regular student newspaper. They can come out monthly, quarterly, or once a semester. At some...

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Summer is a great time to exercise your curiosity and follow your instincts toward a new interest. So why not experiment and create a whole new area of the world to investigate. Books can be a great companion to your summer. Need some ideas? To get you started, PrepMatters tutors and counselors have put together a list of suggestions—a few sparks that may send you on a path to the unexpected.

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January ’tis the Season for Summer Plans | College Prep from PrepMatters

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The New Year brings a cold snap and a chance to evaluate our priorities, set our intentions to change our...

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Here’s a quiz. Do you know what these acronyms stand for? ASA GSA BSU BAG FLO In high school, you...

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Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA), DECA, investment clubs, and more offer students a way to get a taste of typical business concepts. FBLA helps students understand the world of business and prepares them for a transition to real work or studying business in college.

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Each month, we highlight a particular extracurricular to give you a preview of something you might like to try out. Jeff Knox shares his thoughts on Theater in this month's After Class feature.