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Finding that Perfect Match: How to Evaluate an Online School

Last Updated on Jul 18, 2020 9:16:51 AM

Covid-19 has roiled our lives – and permanently changed education. Even assuming that school systems institute changes that make a return to classroom instruction safer, what does “safer” mean? It certainly does not mean “safe.”

And if one can get past subjecting students to the relative risk of contagion on returning to schools and classrooms, exactly how rules on testing, social-distancing, and mask-wearing will be promulgated and enforced are completely open questions.

Topics: College Counseling, Score Academy, Homeschool Support, VirtualSchool, ScoreTips

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Topics: College Counseling, Score Academy, Homeschool Support, VirtualSchool, ScoreTips

How FL Home-Schooled Students Get Involved in High School Athletics

Last Updated on Feb 25, 2020 4:24:36 PM

Yes, it’s possible, with some provisos, for home-schooled students in Florida to participate in high school athletics and other related activities under the auspices of the Florida High School Athletic Association (FHSAA). Those sport/activities include basketball, soccer, golf, tennis, baseball, cross country, football, swimming, track, volleyball, archery, fencing, wrestling, cheer, and band.

Topics: Homeschool Support

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Topics: Homeschool Support

The McKay Scholarship Program for Students with Disabilities

Last Updated on Dec 26, 2019 11:26:16 AM

 

Topics: Private-School, McKay, Florida School Choice

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Topics: Private-School, McKay, Florida School Choice

Lady Liberty and the Crisis in the Bahamas

Last Updated on Sep 19, 2019 4:53:07 PM

Nothing elucidates this country’s spirit of compassion more than does Lady Liberty’s “Give me your tired, your poor” – and it was in that spirit that Score At The Top answered the call of need by rapidly collecting supplies for Bahamian citizens whose homes and businesses were destroyed by Hurricane Dorian.

Topics: Score Academy, Extracurricular Activities

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Topics: Score Academy, Extracurricular Activities

Score Academy Student and Tennis Phenom Signs with Stanford

Last Updated on Dec 15, 2018 4:11:30 PM

Visitors to our website ask us about our unique education. We state there that we create "an individual education plan and schedule for each student based on academic needs, learning style, and personality." It's true, especially when a student's schedule of commitments beyond the traditional classroom requires remarkable flexibility. Case in point: Angelica Blake. A senior at Score Academy in Boca Raton, Blake has signed a letter of intent to attend Stanford. She'll bring her remarkable tennis skills -- and her exceptional desire for top academics.

Topics: Early Decision, Stanford, Score Academy

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Topics: Early Decision, Stanford, Score Academy

Score At The Top and Score Academy Renew Accreditation with AdvancED

Last Updated on Jul 6, 2017 10:00:00 AM

We did it again! The Score At The Top Learning Centers and Score Academy were recommended for renewal of their 5-Year accreditation by AdvancED.

Our schools and learning centers submitted to a rigorous re-accreditation process that involves internal and external review and evaluation. The AdvancED team, who visited each of our facilities, carefully considered how well we use a carefully crafted framework for continuous improvement.

Topics: News, Private-School

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Topics: News, Private-School

Overcoming Asperger’s - Score Academy

Last Updated on Jun 20, 2017 10:00:00 AM

With three decades of educational guidance, Score At The Top has had thousands of success stories. Each month we choose one story to share in hopes that it will inspire others. 

Topics: Special Needs, Tutoring

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Topics: Special Needs, Tutoring

Read About The Win For Disabled Students - Score Academy South Florida

Last Updated on Mar 27, 2017 11:47:30 AM

Prior to the day-before-yesterday, school districts could – and often did, with the concurrence of the courts – argue that they were fulfilling the "free appropriate public education" (FAPE) provision in the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) if a non-mainstreamed student with a disability was making progress toward educational goals, however minimal that progress might be.

Topics: News, Public Schools, Special Needs, Educational-Consulting

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Topics: News, Public Schools, Special Needs, Educational-Consulting

Being “Average” is Beginning to Look Good — and That’s a Very Bad Thing

Last Updated on Feb 6, 2017 5:00:00 PM

Last March, in a blog post entitled The Florida public schools’ student-to-counselor ratio, aka “Do we really want to be average?, we decried the fact that Florida public high schools’ student-to-counselor ratio in 2013-14 exactly matched the national average. Result? An average of only about five and one-half minutes of face-to-face time between student and counselor each week (based on the absurd assumption that counselors spend all of their time working with individual students). And we presented information showing why that assumption was absurd. In short, the sheer weight of numbers and paucity of time precluded school counselors from giving our students – our children, our future leaders and future contributors to the welfare of our society – the individual attention needed and deserved.

Topics: Florida Public Schools, Test-Prep, Educational-Consulting

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Topics: Florida Public Schools, Test-Prep, Educational-Consulting

What to do at Holiday Time - Score Academy

Last Updated on Dec 10, 2015 12:00:00 AM

And while you’re on vacation from school…

Downtime, soon! We at Score At The Top take a bit of a breather, too, but not because we’re closed for a week or two. Our holiday-season doors open to students who brush up, charge ahead, or prep for something upcoming. Every day of the week. Yes, we’ll be here for that. However…

Topics: Tutoring, Private-School

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Topics: Tutoring, Private-School