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November College Search Guide
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November College Search Guide

The road to college By May S. Ruiz FRESHMAN As we slowly ease further into the school year, I hope your children have also fully settled in as high-schoolers. Encourage your children to focus on their studies and to make use of all the resources available at their school to accomplish all the work required…

October College Search Guide
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October College Search Guide

The road to college  By May S. Ruiz The road to college involves four years of complicated planning and complex scheduling. High school students are extremely busy – homework, extra-curricular activities in art and sports, campus clubs, all compete for their time. To add to that, they have to make sure they get excellent marks…

August College Search Guide
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August College Search Guide

The Road to College By May S. Ruiz I remember a time when Labor Day was officially the end of summer break. But in recent years the school year has been starting in August. If your children are heading back to class this week, I hope they had the chance to breathe, decompress, and savor…

May College Search Guide
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May College Search Guide

The Road to College By May S. Ruiz Your kids have reached the homestretch! Freshmen are looking forward to their last month, relieved that they are almost done with 9th grade. Meanwhile, it is a bittersweet time for seniors as they anticipate the end of their high school career and spend the last remaining weeks…

April College Search Guide
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April College Search Guide

The Road to College By May S. Ruiz I hope your children used their spring break actually getting some rest. As parents it’s our responsibility to look after our kids’ physical, mental, and emotional well-being. I know that today’s high schoolers have so much going on that I’m really surprised they can think straight. As…

March College Search Guide
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March College Search Guide

The Road to College By May S. Ruiz We’ve been getting a bit of late winter weather the past few days but the calendar says it’s March. So spring must not be far behind and students are looking forward to their hard-earned break. It would be a welcome respite for your children, a time to…

January College Search Guide
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January College Search Guide

The Road to College By May S. Ruiz Winter break is over. I hope your children got the opportunity to de-stress, enjoyed time away from school, and just delighted in being teenagers. The years between middle and high school aren’t that long and once gone, will never come back.  Give your children the chance to…

October College Search Guide
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October College Search Guide

  The road to college for a better future By May S. Ruiz High school students are extremely busy – homework, extra-curricular activities in art and sports, campus clubs, all compete for their time. To add to that, they have to make sure they get excellent marks in their courses and on the standardized tests….

September College Search Guide
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September College Search Guide

  The Road to College By May S. Ruiz September is usually still warm even as it marks the beginning of the fall season and, for decades, it meant the opening of a brand-new school year.  But slowly, the start of the school year began to inch earlier; in some districts, students were on campus…