For the vast majority of American colleges and universities, the most important factor in deciding which students to admit is high school grades. Higher educational institutions give high priority to what they see on your transcript for several reasons, including the fact that your grades demonstrate not only what you know, but also what kind [...]
If you have a child who is nearing school age, then you will have to begin considering where you would like to send your child to school. The problem many parents face is that there are now more schooling options than ever that they can pick from for their children including public schools, charter schools, [...]
In this video we discuss the perspective of college admissions from a College Admissions Officers perspective. In this VLOG we are joined by a former College Admissions Officer, Danny Kahalley. Danny describes how all colleges use the "5 Ps" to evaluate candidates. We also discuss how technology has changed the admissions landscape, and whether those [...]
Middle school is a time of incredible growth and development, growing independence and myriad opportunities to test out new identity and values. It is a challenging time, too, with many changes, social, physical and emotional occurring simultaneously, sometimes three times a day! When adults reflect on their own middle school days, more often than not, [...]
One of the key obstacles many parents face when they enroll their child in a small school is the worry that their child will have difficulty making friends. Social growth is an important part of every child's development. The transition to small schools intimidates many parents. What if their child doesn't fit in? What if [...]
In VLOG #5 we discuss how homework can be a good thing. We look as some specific data showing how homework can help build student achievement. We also look at the specific situations where homework helps students learn. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wn3lD24yW6g
The Tenney School would like to congratulate our very own art teacher, Erin Joyce, on her recent acceptance into the Master of Fine Art program at the University of Houston. Ms. Joyce plans to specialize in painting and continue as The Tenney School art teacher she works toward her MFA. Way to go Erin!
Today's society relies on technology in order to run smoothly. Computers, tablets, and smart phones are a huge part of many children's everyday lives. They aren't just using them at home; they're also a huge part of many educational programs. Finding a balance between the need to use technology as part of everyday life and [...]