Posts in Amanda Sterk
Local College Access Networks: An Underutilized Resource

I am a FutureMaker. While many of you may not know what that means, I bet you believe in the shared vision that many educators, community leaders, business partners, and others have: to build a collaborative network to ensure all Floridians have the opportunity to achieve an education beyond high school to prosper in Florida’s dynamic economy.

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Tips to Excel with Test Anxiety

Spring is the time students start looking towards taking their end of course exams or college entrance exams that often have great impact on high school graduation or college admissions. In the state of Florida, our students have been taking these "high stakes" test since elementary, and for many students they bring a sense of dread, confusion, and downright fear.

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So You Want to Dual Enroll?

Dual Enrollment is one of several acceleration mechanisms specifically authorized by the Florida Legislature (Section 1007.27, Florida Statutes). The Dual Enrollment program allows a student to take postsecondary courses simultaneously earning high school credit needed for graduation while completing college course requirements for completion of a career certificate, an associate degree or baccalaureate degree while still in high school. 

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How to Create Student Academic Independence and Stay Connected!

In high school, new grading systems and amount of work can quickly become overwhelming for many students. Unfortunately, by the time parents realize there is a serious issue, grades become almost unrecoverable and the student is left feeling defeated and unmotivated.So whether your student is in middle school to their senior (even college!) year, there are simple yet highly effective ways to instill academic independence but stay connected.

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