FINDING A TUTOR FOR YOUR CHILD IN 5 EASY STEPS

Posted by Whitney Patterson, Guidance Counselor on December 6, 2016

Obtaining a tutor for your child is a very common way to help increase confidence and achieve academic success. However, choosing whether your child would be a good candidate for a tutor can sometimes cause unneeded worry or stress. Along with perceived costs, sometimes the thought of just not knowing or having any experience finding a tutor is difficult. The best way to combat these feelings is to make sure you have the right resources available, ask questions, and have support in the process. Since it may be difficult to know where to start, here are five useful steps on how to navigate finding the right tutor for your child.

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How to get your Kindergartener into College!

Posted by Barron Whited on October 24, 2016

When most people think about planning for college, they think about students in high school. However, with the rising cost of education, it is never too early to get your kindergartner exploring colleges. Here are some suggestions for parents to begin the planning process with their kindergarten student:

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CYBERBULLYING:  IS YOUR STUDENT AT RISK?

Posted by Barron Whited on October 14, 2016

October is National Bullying Prevention Month which unites communities nationwide to raise awareness of bullying prevention. At Agora Cyber Charter School, one of the main reasons parents choose cyber education for their child is to escape the bullying that takes place more commonly at a brick and mortar school. Because of the online education setting, many cyber schools like Agora, also take extra precautions to prevent cyberbullying within our online school.

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LITERACY IS FOR LIFE!

Posted by JoAnn Gigliotti on July 14, 2016

Literacy isn’t just about a grade in English class, it’s about honing skills in reading, writing, speaking and listening in order to improve your student's chances of success in whatever path in life they take!

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A Summers Worth of Activities for Teens

Posted by JoAnn Gigliotti on June 22, 2016

Summer fun can quickly turn to boredom if your teen doesn't have a job or isn't trying to stay active. You can stop summer boredom in its tracks with these creative ideas for teens:

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HOW TO CHOOSE A CYBER SCHOOL FOR YOUR STUDENT

Posted by JoAnn Gigliotti on June 13, 2016

This is an exciting year for education as parents have more options when it comes to choosing K-12 education avenues for their children! Knowing families are faced with identifying the best educational route to take, OnlineSchools.org has created a comprehensive guide for online education options.

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Save Thousands on College Tuition While Attending High School!

Posted by Whitney Patterson, Guidance Counselor on May 31, 2016

 

The idea of paying for college tuition can be daunting to so many families preparing for their son or daughter to go off to college someday, but it doesn't have to be!  There are several ways that families can save on college tuition costs early if they have the right information and tools. Here are some helpful tips that families can start thinking about to save money as you investigate the journey of post-secondary education: 

 

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ADVICE FOR THE GRADUATING CLASS OF 2016

Posted by Barron Whited on May 18, 2016

As many high school seniors will be graduating in a couple of weeks, students and their families may be unsure about the next chapter in their lives. Graduation is a huge milestone for students. Graduates may get a great deal of advice from teachers, parents, and other adults. This information could help steer students in preparing for the next stage of their lives. Here are some suggestions for parents to offer their graduates:

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PROM ETIQUETTE DO's and DONT'S

Posted by Barron Whited on May 6, 2016

With prom season rapidly approaching, many teenagers will be excited to attend this special event, often the highlight of their high school memories! Parents can help their teenagers have a safe and memorable time by reminding them of a few simple rules.  Parents should help their teens by planning ahead, having an organized agenda, and reinforcing good etiquette when it comes to prom. Here are some general guidelines on prom manners to keep in mind and will help your students have a wonderful, memorable time:

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HELPING STUDENTS EXPLORE CAREERS THIS SUMMER

Posted by Fallon Nicholas, Agora Middle School Guidance Counselor on May 2, 2016



Soon students will be out of school for summer break.  They’ll be spending time at the pool, taking family vacations, and having fun with friends and doing activities they love. This is also a great opportunity to help them explore their interests and future careers. Have a discussion with your child and ask them about their future job goals with some of the following questions, be mindful in your response and be encouraging with their goals:

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