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Secondary Students



A collection of articles on a wide variety of issues students face. Includes articles on study habits and test-taking skills, post-secondary choices, college admissions, and articles on school subjects and homework help.

Secondary Students Articles

Should I Attend a Junior College
Do you know if you should try going to a Junior College instead of going straight into a State College or University? Read this article to discover the pros and cons of attending a Jr.College vs. State College or University.

Choosing a Vocational School
Vocational or career training schools help build skills and knowledge for specific jobs. This article reviews the history of vocational education, on-the-job training programs, and offer you tips to help you choose the right vocational school.

The Facts about Getting a GED
Are you considering taking the General Education Development, also known as GED, test? Is a high school diploma better than a GED? Read this article to find out the pros and cons of a GED and the facts about getting a GED.

Start College Classes While in High School
For some students, starting college classes while in high school can enrich the high school experience. High school students may be able to take classes at the local college or university, either on campus or through online education classes. This article provides an overview.

Types of Vocational Schools
Vocational schools, also known as trade schools or career colleges and sometimes vo-tech schools, provide specific, focused job training. Vocational school can be an alternative to high school or a post-secondary education choice.

Questions to Ask About Private Schools
Do you know what questions to ask when considering private schools? Here are some questions to help you make a reasoned decision about a private school that meets your and your child’s educational, developmental, and financial needs.

Choosing a College Major
Whether you plan to attend a junior college, state college, or a university, you will need to choose a college major. Choosing a major in college is an important decision. Keep reading to learn what to consider when choosing a major.

Choosing a College Minor
Most students choose a college major, and many choose a college minor as well. Declaring a minor as well as a major can serve several purposes. Learn what to look for when choosing a minor to compliment your major in this article.

The Bachelors Degree
Going to college? Pursuing a higher education? Learn more about the bachelor's degree in this article, including what a bachelor's degree is, types of bachelor's degrees, benefits of getting a bachelor's degree, and the value of a bachelor's degree.

The Masters Degree
Already in college? Have your bachelor's degree? Deciding on more education? The master’s degree is an advanced or graduate degree. Find out what types of master's degrees are available and the value of getting a master's degree in this article.

Financial Aid Options for College
As part of your application for college, you may be filing a financial aid application. Wondering what scholarships, loans, or grants are available? Find out about financial aid options are available for students headed to college in this article.

Private School Applications
Private schools require students to submit applications. Applications are a key way private schools get to know prospective students and their families. Find out more about the process of private school applications in this article.

Private School Interviews
Private school interviews are typically part of the application process. To enroll in a private school a student submits an application and participates in an interview. Follow our helpful hints for a successful private school interview.

CoEd or Single Sex Education
Will you choose coed or single sex education? Both coed and single sex schools have pros and cons. How do the two types of schools compare? In this article find different factors to consider when choosing between single-sex and coed private schools.  

What Is an Education Consultant
An education consultant, or certified education planner, assists a family in making educational decisions. Find out what benefits an education consultant can provide and information on choosing an education consultant in this article.

College vs University
Post-secondary education choices for high schoolers and adult learners often include both colleges and universities. Distinguishing a college from a university and judging the merits of each can be difficult. This article helps clarify your choices.

Why Go To Graduate School
Why go to graduate school? Many people who complete high school and get a college degree are not sure whether to continue their education. This article will explain why you should go to graduate school. Keep reading for the benefits of graduate school.

University vs Community College
Are you having difficulty deciding whether to attend a community college or a university? What are the differences in a university versus a community college? This article will help you compare community college and university benefits.

Preparing for ACT
The ACT is a college admission and placement examination. This article provides tips about ways to prepare for the ACT exam.  It lists information about preparation techniques and the testing regimen, as well as training and tutoring opportunities.

Preparing for SAT
The SAT may refer to the SAT Reasoning Test, which covers critical reading, mathematics, and writing, or the SAT Subject Tests, offered in a variety of fields. This article will review what you need to prepare for the various SAT exams.

Advanced Placement Tests
Advanced Placement (AP) subjects are offered in most high schools, and the AP tests are therefore offered as well . This article reviews the AP test subjects, advanced placement test scoring, and the pros and cons of advanced placement exams/tests.

GED vs. High School Diploma
Is a general education diploma (GED) comparable to a high school diploma? This article reviews requirements for a GED vs. high school diploma, new changes coming to the GED, and how a GED compares to a high school diploma.

Most Popular College Major
Whether you already have a college major or are trying to choose a college major, you will find this article interesting because it covers the most popular college majors of the past as well as most popular college majors today.

Find Scholarships
There are many types of scholarships available. Finding scholarships can be difficult, but this article will inform you about types of scholarships, how to look for scholarships, and places to look to find scholarships, making your search easier.

Concurrent Enrollment
There are several different types of opportunities for concurrent enrollment of high school students in college courses. This article will review some of the most popular options for concurrent enrollment to help you see which might fit your needs.

College Resume
Going to college? This article has information on writing and submitting college resumes as part of your application. Also included are tips on getting started on your college resume, what to include, and format options for your college resume.

Earth Science and Natural Resources Science Projec
This article contains ideas for science projects about Earth Science and natural resources. Project ideas can be used for 1st-4th grade, 5th-8th grade, and 9th-12th grade students looking for an Earch Science project for a science fair.

Arts vs Sciences
Choosing a college major involves choosing between topics of study in the arts vs. sciences. This article defines the arts and sciences, points out differences in art vs. science majors and classes. Keep reading for more on arts vs. sciences.

Trade Schools
This article defines what trade schools are, and explains types of trade schools, information on how to find trade schools, and pros and cons of trade schools. It gives tips on how to decide which trade schools to consider. Keep reading for more on trade schools.

School Accreditation
School accreditation is a big issue in both the public and private sector. Learn more about what accredited schools are and how to find them. Also, see how school accreditation can affect your education and employment goals.

College vs Military
When considering one's options after high school, college vs. military is often a consideration. This article looks at what colleges have to offer and what the military offers, as well as some incentives for combining college education with military service.

College vs High School
In this article we take a look at college vs. high school. What changes and differences do you need to prepare for as you make the transition from high school education and lifestyle to a college education and lifestyle?

Core Curriculum
Core curriculum is a college curriculum that has several important features: students take the same courses, read the same texts, and gain a common knowledge-base. The text and courses chosen for this experience illustrate the material that the institution has decided is central to the undergraduate experience. To learn more about core curriculum, keep reading.

University vs Technical School
University vs. technical school is a question on many high school graduates' minds. Considerations to review include cost, the amount of time required, one's life situation, and career goals. Learn about career training at technical schools verses how attending university may help your career.

Become a Teacher
This article explains what one has to do to become a teacher. There are four main ways to become a teacher. Read this article to learn about these four ways as well as types of certification, certification in different states, and what reciprocity is.

Student Jobs
Read this article to get more information on student job opportunities, what types of jobs are good for students, and some basics on where to start looking for a job if you are a student.

Technical School
Technical schools are related to technical colleges, trade schools, and vocational schools. This article explains what a technical school is, how to find technical schools, and what types of technical schools exist.

University Ranking
Read this article to find out which universities are ranked highest in the nation. In this article on university ranking, a number of different university ranking systems are reviewed to give you a better idea of which universities consistently rank highest.

College vs Work
Choosing what to do after high school can lead to a consideration of a number of options: join the military, join the Peace Corps, go to college, get a job and enter the workforce. This article looks at the choice of college or work and discusses the pros and cons of college vs work.

Benefits of College - Junior College
Academic quality is not the only important factor to consider in college choices. Finding an atmosphere that will be comfortable goes a long way towards promoting a successful college experience. Here are some of the elements to consider in deciding whether a small college or junior college might be the best choice.

Teaching Degree
For those who aim to teach kindergarten through twelfth grade, a teaching degree is most often a key credential to attain in order to reach that goal. This article provides an overview of teaching degrees.

Benefits of Higher Education
While some people assume from the start that a college or university degree is worth it for them, others look at the cost and time versus the earnings one might gain from employment and the possibility of loans and question the benefits of another degree. This article looks at the value of a higher education.

Online Technical Schools
Online schools are institutions that grant degrees to students who do not attend a campus but receive instruction over the Internet. Technical schools are secondary or post-secondary vocational schools that train students in career paths. This article is about technical schools that offer online classes.

Career College
A career college provides training that prepares students for or continues their training in a career area. It may be a community or junior college with a two-year program, or a four-year college, even though these institutions are less closely associated with careers. Read this more article for more information on career colleges.

Accredited Vocational Schools
Not all vocational training is received in a school: apprenticeships and on-the-job training are time-honored ways of learning certain trades and learning them well. But if you’re looking for a vocational school, make sure you find an accredited one.

Trade School Programs
More and more, websites use the term trade school as an equivalent of vocational school or career school. This ignores the fact that many vocational and career schools do not teach the trades - which is the point of going to trade school. Learn more here.

Nursing Vocational Schools
This article discusses the types of vocational schools for nurses, as well as the types of nurses and nursing education available. It also provides a chart, organized by state, of vocational and technical schools offering nursing education.

Vocational Classes in High School
Vocational classes focus on teaching a skill or trade that can be used to prepare for college or a career. Taking vocational classes in high school is a good way to get a jump start on your future, whether it be finding a job or continuing your education.

Preparing Students for College
Student preparation for college begins long before junior year admissions testing and applications.  This article provides some information about seven important things students can do to prepare for college.

What Is the GED?
GED stands for "General Education Development" test offered through each state's education system. This article explains what the GED is and provides useful sources for people seeking a GED or considering doing so.

Summer Camp
Summer camp is a great option for parents looking for a quality educational experience for their child during the summer before the next school year. Summer camp is not only educational, but is often considered a growing experience for kids of all ages.

How to Get Into College From Homeschool
Learning how to get into college from home school can help you target your child's educational goals starting when they are young to help them be able to get into the college of their dreams. Keep reading to learn how to get into college from home school.