Using Technology to Boost Study Skills

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According to a recent national study, students between the ages of 8 and 18 now spend more than twice as much time with high-tech screens than they do in the classroom. Although much of this time is spent on thoroughly non-academic pursuits -- socializing, streaming media, playing games -- there's no reason why screen time can't be put to good use. Here are some tips for integrating technology … [Read more...]

Little Known Facts about Our National Anthem

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It’s time to celebrate the 239th birthday of our nation. As we all know, on July 4, 1776, the Declaration of Independence was created by our founding fathers. While there are many things we honor at this time of year, we wanted to share some little known facts about our national anthem. “The Star-Spangled Banner” is an iconic embodiment of American unity, courage and tenacity in the face of … [Read more...]

6 Ways to Boost College Applications Over Summer

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Summer break is just around the corner -- do you have plans yet? Some students look forward to months of fun in the sun, and there's certainly nothing wrong with a little relaxation. But for students who want to improve their chances of getting into a dream college, summer is also a chance to bolster resumes and college applications. Although a lot of selective summer programs require months … [Read more...]

Memorial Day Isn’t Just a Long Weekend

Memorial Day weekend marks the start of summer. Each year, tens of thousands of people head for the beaches and theme parks to mark the beginning of a season of fun. But Memorial Day is about much more than a fun holiday weekend. Memorial Day honors those who died while serving in the armed forces. Today, the holiday commemorates all fallen veterans, but it originated as a means of honoring … [Read more...]

New Common App Essay Prompts Released: Get Your Pencils Ready!


With the release of the updated 2015-2016 Common App essay prompts, the new college application season has officially begun. Sure, it’s only April and you’ve still got junior year finals and your entire senior year before college – but the college application process waits for no student. For the absolute best chances for success, you should at least start thinking about writing your college … [Read more...]

C2 Students Accepted into Top Colleges


Each year C2 helps students around the country reach their goals and many get accepted into the college of their dreams. This year is no different, as we are proud announce the many C2 students below who were recently accepted into a top 50 college. Congratulations to the entire 2015 graduating class and good luck! … [Read more...]

Test Day Tips from C2


This month marks the beginning of testing season for most students. Younger students face annual standardized tests, and older students will soon take AP exams, SATs, ACTs, and SAT Subject Tests. Regardless of which tests you'll take, there are some things you can do to make sure you can do your best. Get a good night's sleep. You might think that sleep is for the lazy -- it's a passive activity, … [Read more...]

President’s Day Fun Facts


February was a popular month among our past presidents – both George Washington and Abraham Lincoln were born in February, and President’s Day falls on the third Monday of the month. But who exactly does President’s Day celebrate? It all started in 1800. After George Washington’s death in 1799, his birthday (February 22) became a national day of remembrance. The 1832 centennial of his birth and … [Read more...]

Valentine’s Day – By the Numbers


It’s that time of year again, love is in the air, romance is blossoming, and wallets are opening everywhere. For better or worse, it wouldn't be Valentine’s Day without billions of dollars being spent on flowers, chocolates, and teddy bears, to name just a few. According to the National Retail Federation’s Consumer Spending Survey, Valentine's Day will cost the average American $142.31 in 2015. … [Read more...]

It’s Not Too Late to Apply to College


At this time of year, many students who do not yet know where they will attend college begin panicking. Take a note from The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy: DON’T PANIC. Whether you’ve already applied to your top choice schools and haven’t yet received that coveted acceptance letter or you dropped the ball and haven’t yet submitted college applications, fear not. Although the application … [Read more...]