7 Mar, 2022

How to Teach Children Personal Finance Before They Apply for College (And College Loans)

2022-02-25T10:23:14-06:00Monday, March 7, 2022|Parents|

As they enroll in college, many students find themselves facing a sudden increase in financial decisions. However, the decisions they make now, from applying for student loans to which college they attend, can have a huge impact on their finances. Before your high school-aged student starts applying for college, it's critical to instill some basic [...]

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 [...]

24 May, 2021

AP vs Dual Enrollment: Which Type of College Course is Better?

2022-05-26T10:57:27-05:00Monday, May 24, 2021|Education Info|

High schoolers looking forward to applying for college frequently look for means to not only be prepared but get ahead of the curve through curricula and courses that have college level rigor. With the right choices, they may even get credits that carry over to college. Among the most popular type of course choices [...]

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. [...]

10 Oct, 2020

The Impact of COVID-19 on College Admissions

2020-10-10T08:50:09-05:00Saturday, October 10, 2020|Education Info, Student Health, Transition Between Schools|

COVID-19 has forced sweeping changes in many parts of the world. Others are just now beginning to see the impact that this virus will have on their daily lives. There have been major shifts in perception about topics that, until recently, were set in stone. Among those topics is a student's decision about attending college. [...]

8 Apr, 2019

Trust Your Kids: The Harm of Too Much Parent Intervention

2019-04-08T16:05:49-05:00Monday, April 8, 2019|News, Parents, Tenney Subscribers|

By now, you've surely seen the headlines about the "Varsity Blues" scandal. The world is reacting with equal parts shock, anger, and mockery to the list of highly-connected (and sometimes famous) parents who lied, cheated, and scammed to get their children into competitive college programs. Once we move past the legal and moral issues of [...]

26 Feb, 2019

Does Standardized Testing (STAAR) Help or Hurt Your Child?

2019-02-26T12:54:00-06:00Tuesday, February 26, 2019|Parents, Teachers, Tenney Subscribers, Testing Strategies|

Let's talk about standardized testing. This has been a hot topic in American education for years. Why the controversy? Standardized testing takes a good idea to an extreme that doesn't always result in good education. When the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) mandated standardized testing for all public school students, public educators were forced [...]

21 Oct, 2016

How to Equip Your Child for Success at College Life

2017-05-18T17:39:12-05:00Friday, October 21, 2016|Education Info, Parents, Tenney Subscribers|

As students transition back to school, those in the upper-level grades are thinking about graduation and beyond. What college they want to go to, what advanced classes they should take, and how they will succeed in getting into the college of their choice are some of the questions on their minds. However, one area that [...]

10 Aug, 2016

AP, IB, or Dual Credit: Which One is Better for High School Students?

2019-08-13T10:53:16-05:00Wednesday, August 10, 2016|Education Info, Parents, Tenney Subscribers|

As the days of summer wane, it's time to start preparing for another school year.  Even though students are basking in summer’s glory, it’s never too early to begin thinking about registering for courses and programs that will count towards college level classes or credit. High school students have three choices when it comes to [...]

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