26 Oct, 2021

Answers for Students Who Wonder “When Am I Going To Use This?”

2021-10-26T07:52:11-05:00Tuesday, October 26, 2021|Uncategorized|

As students advance through school, they will discover strengths and weaknesses, favorite subjects and those they don't enjoy. Part of our work as parents and educators is to expose children to a very broad range of content, so that each child can discover interests and passions, along with learning subject material needed for future academic [...]

21 Oct, 2021

Rethinking Class Ranking and Long-Run Outcomes

2021-10-21T15:31:53-05:00Thursday, October 21, 2021|News|

Class rank is the method schools use to measure the academic achievements of students against their classmates. Schools evaluate class ranking every grading period, which could be a semester or a trimester. Class ranks are bound to go up or down, depending on a student's performance. The Benefits of Class Ranking Class ranks provide a [...]

23 Sep, 2021

Are You Ready to Complete the FAFSA?

2021-09-23T08:03:20-05:00Thursday, September 23, 2021|Education Info, News, Parents|

This year, Texas has added a requirement that families complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) or TAFSA (Texas Application for State Financial Aid) before students can graduate from high school. The goal is to help students decrease the cost of college and ensure that they have the tools they need. For some families, [...]

27 May, 2021

Congratulations Tenney Class of 2021!

2021-05-28T15:35:19-05:00Thursday, May 27, 2021|Education Info, Events, News, Private School|

We would like to congratulate The Tenney School class of 2021! You have persevered through the most trying senior year in memory, and done so with enthusiasm and espirit de corp.  Here are the schools which will be grateful to have you next year: Baylor University (3) Colorado State University (2) Houston Baptist University Incarnate [...]

17 Apr, 2021

Gap Year: Is It Time to Consider One or Not?

2021-04-17T08:09:49-05:00Saturday, April 17, 2021|Education Info, Transition Between Schools, Uncategorized|

While many students head straight to college after high school, others want to go through a gap year. This gives them time off academically to figure out what they want for their future. Some travel, while other work odd jobs, trying to figure out what is next for them.  What are the benefits of having [...]

18 Feb, 2021

What Is Happening With College Admissions? The Good, The Bad, The Ugly

2021-02-23T14:14:14-06:00Thursday, February 18, 2021|Education Info, News, Tenney Subscribers|

Before the horror of 2020 took place, the route from high school to college was well-paved, easily-navigated, and almost everyone knew the ins and outs. To tell you the truth, it was so well thought out that people had set up profitable companies that promised to help students get into their first-choice colleges. But then, 2020 happened. [...]

6 Jan, 2021

Did Coronavirus Set Back Your Kid’s Education? – How Tutoring Can Bridge Their Learning Gaps 

2021-01-06T13:59:47-06:00Wednesday, January 6, 2021|Education Info, Learning Environment, Uncategorized|

Has the Coronavirus crisis impacted your child or teen's learning? To be fair, it would probably be more of a surprise if it hadn’t. It seems almost all facets of life got interrupted in some way this year by the turbulence of the Coronavirus. Some much worse than others. It might be normal during school [...]

16 Dec, 2020

The Sad News About STAAR Testing in 2021

2020-12-16T15:38:48-06:00Wednesday, December 16, 2020|Customized Curriculum, Education Info, News, Testing Strategies, Uncategorized|

The Texas Education Association has decided to administer the STAAR this year.  That saddens me not just for the students who will spend the spring semester preparing for it but also for the over-stressed teachers who have worked tirelessly to get students where they need to be this year after losing so much of spring [...]

20 Jul, 2020

The Long Term Impact of a Year Without Learning

2020-07-20T06:42:28-05:00Monday, July 20, 2020|Learning Environment, News, Student Health|

With the 2020-21 school year just around the corner, educators are scrambling to figure out a plan that will work to safely and effectively teach children during the COVID-19 crisis. When the pandemic hit in Spring 2020, schools closed and teachers began to experiment with remote learning. Because this is an unprecedented occurrence in our [...]

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