Dream School

Author: Blake Nelson
Publisher: Pgw
ISBN: 9780983723202
Size: 52.76 MB
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Andrea Marr, the heroine of the bestselling novel Girl, is back. And headed to college. Imagining a typical "J. Crew/college catalog” experience, Andrea leaves Portland to attend prestigious Wellington College in Connecticut. Surrounded by the best and the brightest, she works hard to adjust and keep up. But Andrea has a way finding her own people -- not the well-heeled and well-scrubbed -- but the weird, the wild, and the brilliant. It isn’t long before her college career veers wildly off course. Suddenly her entire future is in question. But in her darkest hour, Andrea will find the key to her destiny.

Shannen And The Dream For A School

Author: Janet Wilson
Publisher: Second Story Press
ISBN: 1926920414
Size: 63.45 MB
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The true story of Shannen Koostachin and the people of Attawapiskat First Nation, a Northern Cree community, who have been fighting for a new school since 1979 when a fuel spill contaminated their original school building. Shannen's fight took her all the way to Parliament Hill and was taken up by children around the world. Shannen's dream continues today with the work of the Shannen's Dream organization and those everywhere who are fighting for the rights of Aboriginal children.

Cassandra At Dream School

Author: Pardis MM
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1543402267
Size: 26.77 MB
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Cassandra, a young girl talented in music is awarded a scholarship to an incredible school where adventures await her

School Of Dreams

Author: Edward Humes
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0544821661
Size: 60.79 MB
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What is the price of an education at a top public high school? Whitney High delivers everything we ask of a school: a love of learning, a sense of mission, and SAT scores to die for. But there are unintended consequences to attending the school of our dreams, as author Edward Humes found during his year inside this world of high achievement and high pressure. Students work nearly around the clock, building futures to please parents as much as themselves. Their drug of choice? Caffeine. Their goal? Getting into a top college. Their biggest fear? Not living up to their families' stratospheric expectations. But what these kids have going for them is the extraordinary community within Whitney High-- a school with doors open seven days a week, where teachers love teaching and the students linger long after the school day ends.


Author: Bill Reynolds
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 1466893095
Size: 77.70 MB
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Hope High School in Providence, Rhode Island was once a model city school, graduating a wide range of students from different backgrounds. But the tumult of the 1960s and the drug wars of the 70s changed both Providence and Hope. Today, the aging school is primarily Hispanic and African-American, with kids traveling for miles by bus and foot each day. Hope was known for its state championship basketball teams in the 1960s, but its 2012 team is much different. Disobedient, distracted, and overwhelmed by family troubles, with mismatched sneakers and a penchant for profanity and anger, these boys represent Coach Dave Nyblom's dream of a championship, however unlikely that might seem. Nyblom's mostly black players, including several who emigrated to Providence from war-torn Liberia, face gang violence, domestic uncertainty, drug problems, and a host of other issues. But with the unfailing support and guidance of Nyblom and other Hope coaches, their ragtag team gradually pulls together, overcoming every obstacle to find the faith and trust in themselves that Nyblom never stops teaching. A look at a hidden world that just a few hundred yards from Brown University, Bill Reynolds' Hope is the inspiring true story of young men and their mentors pursuing one goal—a championship—but achieving so much more.

Achieve The College Dream

Author: Maria Carla Chicuen
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1475827369
Size: 73.87 MB
Format: PDF
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This book is the definitive resource to help high-achieving, low-income students access the best possible college. The author draws from her extensive experience in education to provide advice on important aspects of the path to college such as pursuing a strong high school curriculum, preparing for standardized exams, complementing learning at school, developing leadership, and finding expert help and role models—all through affordable strategies. In the book, the author also guides students through the college application and selection processes, as well as the steps to obtain enough financial aid.

Jimmy James And The Pirate Perils

Author: Winifred Williams
ISBN: 9781910853191
Size: 37.24 MB
Format: PDF
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Eight year old Jimmy James just wants to be part of the cool crew, but to do that Jimmy is compelled to join in with the school bullies who make the other kids lives' a misery. Until one day Jimmy wakes up and finds the world a very different place, as he joins the crew of the wolf-headed pirate captain and his beastly crew. At first Jimmy falls under the spell of the pirates, but he soon comes to realize you don't have to be a bully to fit in.

Begin With A Dream

Author: Augustus Trowbridge
ISBN: 9781413498516
Size: 59.15 MB
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The year was 1966, and America was in the throes of upheaval. Inspired by the goals of the Civil Rights Movement, and by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s vision of a world in which children would be judged not by skin color but by 'the content of their character," Augustus Trowbridge and his wife, Marty, dreamed of establishing a school where children of all races and creeds would be educated together. 'Differences must be immediately experienced, treasured, and understood," Trowbridge wrote in the school's inaugural brochure, 'because a school that avoids differences places education outside the context of living." In this unflinching memoir, Trowbridge tells the deeply human story of the first three decades of Manhattan Country School through the experiences of those who lived it, and those who, even now, are helping to shape and interpret the dream. 'For me the days at your school have always been a fountain of encouragement." -Erik H. Erikson 'To the extent that you, your students, parents, and teachers have remained true to that future not yet seen in society, you are bearers of a vision."-Coretta Scott King 'Manhattan Country School represents what American public school was ideally supposed to be but rarely became."-Barbara Walters 'I think of your school as a small part, as one piece, of the beloved community, a community that is free of violence, racism, and hate. Thank you for making a lasting contribution to generations and generations of young people."-John Lewis 'Your school.is totally unique, and therefore offers incredible richness of future information for all of us who are interested in children and their education."-Robert Coles 'Differences among individuals will not, and should not, disappear; rather, they will emerge as assets, hopefully ceasing to be viewed as causes for estrangement."-Gus Trowbridge On the basis of this idea, Manhattan Country School opened its doors in September 1966. Begin With a Dream traces the evolution over three decades of what has been called the nation's first realistically integrated private school. Augustus Trowbridge, its cofounder and visionary, frankly explores the politics of race, class, and gender that, at certain periods, threatened to derail the school's mission. The result is a compelling portrait of a small would-be utopia that holds lessons for us all.

The Debt Free College Athlete

Author: Ryan Davis
Publisher: WestBow Press
ISBN: 9781512723359
Size: 29.93 MB
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Preparing for college is an exciting time of life, but I know it can be dampened by the mountain-sized financial obstacles standing between you and the college experience of your dreams. The many parents and student athletes I speak with today are in the exact same boat. They want to know what to expect throughout their college journey. They crave more knowledge, they want to know they're on the right track, and they want an amazing college tenure that doesn't leave them high and dry financially. Well hindsight is 20/20, and I'm excited to share insights with you to ensure you have the best college experience possible. By the end of our time together you will have the training you'll need to graduate completely debt-free. That means no student-loans, no parent-loans, and freedom after graduation to live your calling and change the world. See you inside!

Dream College

Author: Kpakpundu Ezeze
Publisher: SuperCollege
ISBN: 9781617601163
Size: 62.69 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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For parents who want to be fully informed about essential information that high school students need to know in order to plan for, apply to, and be successful in college, this guide details all stages of the process. It explains the terminology, policies, and procedures for successful college application, and will empower parents to manage their relationship with school counselors and admissions officers. Timelines and charts for teens at different points in the college search process, sample college admissions essays, and practical advice from parents and teens who have negotiated the process provide detailed steps--from what classes a teen should take in high school to managing personal finances once in college--guide parents and prospective college students toward successful college admission. Additional information for many different types of students and groups of families, including athletes, first-generation applicants, students with disabilities, minority students,and students interested in the visual and performing arts, plus appendices with sample thank-you letters, resumes, a self-evaluation, and a complete admissions checklist, make this a comprehensive one-stop resource for finding the perfect college.