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    Recommendations for USAFA etc

    Stealth 81 - Public School too
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    Would You Bail Out Your Kid?

    Thank you so much for bringing up this subject.
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    AP Bio or AP Physics B

    Joedoe, haha, is there any such thing as a "normal" student? I do know students with higher level physics, more than one chem, greater than Calc 1, have their applications immediately moved to a different pile, according to admissions and scholarship grantors at leading engineering schools...
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    AP Bio or AP Physics B

    Double and triple sciences and maths in a year really changed my son's outlook and priorities. Freshman honors bio and sophomore chem but then, he moved away to a true Math and Science School. BUT, many states' primary universities have some of the extra classes available on-line. It might...
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    Recommendations for USAFA etc

    My son is at Summer Seminar right now. I love the idea of the separate files mentioned above. We are a "file" family and I would adopt RogersCO'19 readily. My son's school requires a "Senior Portfolio", which must be completed by May 1 of Junior Year. Within the portfolio are essay...
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    New kid, Was not the goal of the research. Goal of the research was to figure out why some states under perform and some states are consistently higher on ACT standardized test scores. When you lay one set of data on top of the other, it's pretty clear. Some states, which score lower "as a...
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    To New Kid, It's a different discipline. Studying socio-economic factors can only begin after data is collected as cleanly as possible. Studying "why" is subjective whereas data needs to be objective. First, you need data in a format which is easily understandable. An entire university...
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    To VRS, Ahhh, these last few minutes are so special. Good luck and all our love and support to your family as well. Congratulations to your son. I would very much like to talk to you further about your experience with him and West Point. Decision time is quickly approaching for our son as...
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    ^^Agree with bookreader. How much money have we thrown at this problem? We don't seem to see any difference; no real value for our $$. Here are some of the things which have been suggested as to the WHY some groups under perform - ANY input is MOST appreciated. Naturally, there should be a...
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    Ranking

    Hello VRS, I would love to have help on this, if only for a little while. I looked at ACT data first because it's taken by more children. I had to start somewhere. I still maintain SAT scoring, because it measures from 0-800 in a subject would give a more finite read than a 1-36 score from...
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    Volunteer Letter Writer

    I am so appreciative.
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    I recently did a great deal of research for a project on ACT scores by state. What I found, shocked me and it may surprise many of you as well. It's a sensitive subject, particularly in today's polarized environment. I found data exists for students in every state based on race. It's been...
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    Summer Leadership Experience Packing List

    This year, my son received 2 polo collared shirts to wear with your pants/shorts (only pack khaki - red shorts stand out). He also received 3 jersey tee's for PT and a windbreaker. Pack an empty garbage bag (or two) for wet/dirty laundry as you will not have the chance to do laundry. Don't...
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    Parental advice needed...please!

    You know, the CIA and FBI have really good internships. You may want to look in that direction?
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    AP Bio or AP Physics B

    How are university classes handled? I have a kid at a Math and Science School, only one in our state and it accepts 125 juniors per year. They live about 250 miles away on a Univ campus. Instead of taking 11th grade American history, he took Univ. US History 2. Instead of taking English as an...
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    SLE insight

    My son attended Session 1, SLE. I think many of them were trying NOT to throw up.
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    Language Opportunities at USAFA

    Totally agree with you that USAFA definition of proficient may vary because someone's LIFE may depend on it! I think he's trying to get out of it which, I can't imagine, would be allowed. On the other hand, I do understand skill in any language dissipates without usage. I think several of...
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    Language Opportunities at USAFA

    Another language dilemma. I have a rising high school senior candidate at summer seminar right now. He is not particularly fond of language classes but keeps getting placed in language classes, probably, because of how he tests. Last summer and this summer, he won scholarship through NSA's...
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    Parental advice needed...please!

    My best suggestion, mom to mom, is to take her on a long car ride. These are the best of days with your daughter and all we can really do is love them and listen. I tease my son that he is like an oven casserole with only 5 minutes left on the timer. Our time with them is almost done. Figure...
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    Question for SLE Cadet Candidates

    My son was a candidate participating in Session 1. Rave reviews but in a healthy and respectful way. My compliments to the staff. He used words like, "efficient, orderly, inclusive, well-run, clean, encouraging" and new to me, "wherever I am needed; whenever I am called". He was even highly...
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