Entries by Blueprint Programs

How To Prepare Homeschool Students For College

As children approach high school age families begin to seriously consider options for college. For the approximately 1.5 million families who choose to homeschool, college readiness is often a concern that leads to families deciding to enroll students in a public or private high school. The need for college readiness does not take away homeschooling as […]

Top 5 Reasons to Attend Pre-college Programs

  Summertime. Long days splashing around in the lake, taking road trips with the family and hanging out with your friends. No school work, no stress of academics. Who would want to spend their free time attending a pre-college summer program? Working on college applications and spending 5 hours a day in a classroom? That […]

5 Worst Reasons to Attend a Pre-College Summer Program

Attending a pre-college summer program is a great way for high school students to prepare for the transition to college. Experience life on campus. Test drive a future major. Meet students from all over the world. Develop skills to succeed. Pre-college programs help students get ready for college in a number of ways! In speaking […]

What You Need To Know Before Going To College

Learning the college admissions process. Determining the best way to study for tests. Figuring out how to get along with a roommate. These are all things high school students (hopefully) learn before heading off to college. But what about everything else? Those things that will make your college experience 10x better, but aren’t as common […]

How Pre-College Programs Help Develop CCR Skills

Everything about Blueprint is designed to get students ready for college. Obviously we have our daily CCR seminars and CCR Summit. And there’s the whole thing where you’re actually living on a college campus. But even the little things, like where you go on field trips, participating in community service and evening activities are all […]

5 Must Have Skills For College Success

While in high school, students and parents both spend a lot of time and energy navigating the admissions process. Ensuring their scores are high, their interests are varied. They’ve researched potential careers and majors. And selected the perfect college. So much focus is given to getting accepted to the right college, but many fail to […]

SAT or ACT: Your Guide On How To Decide

Required by nearly every American college and the bane of a high school student’s existence. At some point, typically during your junior year, you’re going to have to make the decision. Do you take the SAT or ACT? Or are you so indecisive that you just say forget it and take both? Both are accepted […]

3 Benefits To Volunteering More

By Marcus D. Dumas, MPH, CHES  On March 14, 1986, legendary football coach Woody Hayes delivered the commencement address at The Ohio State University. Like many speeches before, he started with a simple phrase, “Pay It Forward.” He continued with the following statement, “So seldom can we pay back because those who helped the most, […]