9th and 10th Grade

How can 9th and 10th graders build strong academic and extracurricular profiles?

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Are you getting enough guidance in high school?

In today’s public high schools, guidance counselors are overwhelmed. Due to tight budgets, their student load is high and they’re unable to give each student individualized attention. Further, many students and parents are unsure what questions they need to be asking.

College admissions is a gateway, but what really matters for long term success is that students are prepared to be confident leaders and achievers, with well-developed communication skills and strong degrees of self-awareness into their own strengths and weaknesses.

How do we help?

Combining guidance with engaging content, insider strategies, and personalized analyses, we provide students with the tools to succeed. Our free content and resources will help you navigate high school and make the best decisions throughout every year.

We’re building stronger students, leaders, and achievers, and we hope you’ll join us too.

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Developing your high school resume

Families often struggle to understand how their student truly ranks outside of their high school. With college admissions becoming more competitive each year, it's important to understand what areas you truly need to work on.

Get a free roadmap for the rest of high school to help keep you on track. We use real admissions data and take into account a student's goals and current profile, including academics and extracurriculars, to help them understand how they compare to other students with similar goals.

It’s important to understand:

  • How many AP and Honors classes to take
  • What SAT scores you need to achieve
  • Which standardized tests are a must to reach your goals
  • Extracurriculars you should be involved in
  • How to improve your GPA

How strong is your profile?

With more applicants applying to college each year, admission is getting tougher and preparation is starting earlier. Understanding where you stand among thousands of other students from various backgrounds and high schools can be tough.

That’s why we built our guidance tools — these tools use real data from thousands of students to help you understand what areas you need to work on.

We’ll help give clear answers to the following so you can build a profile that will help you meet your goals.

What classes should you take in high school?

Learn how many and which classes you need to take. This is based on our extensive data working with over 10,000 students.

How can you improve your grades?

Many students' grades are impacted by lack of motivation, dealing with test anxiety, or shyness preventing them from asking for help. With the right skills, you can stay on track to meet your academic and extracurricular goals.

What summer programs should you apply to?

What you do in the summer is extremely important come college admissions time. We'll help you find the right programs to attend.

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