CollegeBoard is discontinuing the SAT Subject Tests and the optional SAT essay. Here’s what students can do with their extra time.
The best process for developing purpose is through action, a purpose project that we call a Spike. This process is more an art than a science, but we liken it to a very simple 4-step framework that our students follow.
Illustration from “Healing The Whole Family” by Jon Han for The New York Times This New York Times article is reposted with…
Opinion: International Students, Please Don’t Stay Up Late for School
This is a guest post written by our coach, Grace Chiang. It’s no question COVID-19 has massively disrupted the education of hundreds…
The Spike Lab Sees Record Interest From High Schoolers To Learn Entrepreneurship During The Pandemic
This is an except from our press release published on multiple sites including Yahoo Finance, Market Watch and AP News. See the…
In this post, you’ll meet Steven Eno, a former teacher and engineer who has built multiple successful STEM and innovation programs at high schools.
The Biggest Changes to This Year’s College Application Season (COVID-19 Edition)
Colleges are being forced to rapidly innovate a holistic admissions process that hasn’t been changed in years, all due to COVID-19. Universities and applicants both face significant uncertainty. In this post, we expand upon the issues fueling this uncertainty and how seniors can effectively navigate the upcoming application cycle ahead.
August 2020 recommended stories on youth innovation and college admissions.
If you’re laboring away trying to figure out what to do this summer, labor no more; build a Spike. It’s the most fun, developmentally challenging and rewarding way for teens to spend their summer AND it’s pandemic proof!
It’s impossible to know precisely how these shifts will affect college admissions, but one thing is certain: academics are going to play the smallest role they have ever played. As admissions officers have less and less confidence in their traditional measures of student aptitude, they are going to look more and more to the untraditional. Spikes will be more important than ever.
We are proud to announce the results from our students in the class of 2020. These students worked extraordinarily hard over the…
The massive admissions scandal shook the foundation of the American college admissions system. In particular, it exposed the existence of immoral and illegal “side doors” into elite universities. This article explains what you need to know going forward if you’re considering hiring a private counselor for college applications.