Making It Count and FastWeb want to help you work smarter, not harder. You know that we are dedicated to student success through our free workshops, online tools and materials. Now we want to further help you, our high school educators, through our newsletter, The Faculty Lounge. The articles below contain ready-to-copy materials for your school newsletters, tips from your colleagues and the latest tools from us.
Gap Year: Are You Ready to Take a Break?
Taking a year off between high school graduation and starting college in the fall is becoming a more popular trend for recent high school grads. For many students, this is the perfect answer to avoiding “burn out” and ensuring they’ll be at the top of their game when they go back to school. Keep reading to find out more.
Making It Count’s Winning Characteristics
Has your school hosted, or is your school scheduled to host, Making It Count’s Making College & Career Count presentation in 2009? If so, your senior students who viewed the presentation could be eligible to apply for our “Winning Characteristics” Scholarship.
For more information and to download the application, click here.
Making It Count’s Evening ROTC Leadership Program
Making It Count’s evening ROTC leadership program, The Path to Leadership, is an informative presentation for parents whose son or daughter has expressed an interest in a military career. It provides a non-pressure environment where parents can comfortably gather information to determine if this career path is a fit for their child.
The program is available at no cost to your school and provides parents and students with a comprehensive understanding of leadership skills and future career opportunities that college military leadership programs can offer.
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Make the Most of Your Time Off
What are you planning to do on your next vacation? Here is a list of some really interesting and unique options out there to keep in mind as you’re deciding how to spend your time off.
Making the Most of Your Summer – Suggestions for
For most students, summer vacation means kicking back, relaxing and having fun. But it can also mean scholastic, scholarship and professional opportunities. Here are a few ideas you can pass along to your students to help them make their summer more rewarding.
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