Rose Frezza, Texas OnCourse

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3 Tips for Classrooms on Communicating Virtually During COVID-19

Posted by Rose Frezza, Texas OnCourse on Apr 7, 2020 4:58:14 PM

The current moment presents plenty of challenges as we figure out how to support, instruct, and counsel our students remotely. Among those challenges is how to communicate effectively when we’re not face-to-face. Fortunately, this is an obstacle that presents opportunities for growth and learning for our students, and ourselves. 

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Topics: Middle School, Coronavirus

Self-Care Activities for Counselors and Educators during COVID-19

Posted by Rose Frezza, Texas OnCourse on Mar 19, 2020 6:44:52 PM

The COVID-19 pandemic is confronting all of us with challenges. In particular, the education system faces extraordinary difficulties. School closures and testing delays abound. And a ripple effect is impacting educators, students, and families in ways we couldn’t have anticipated.

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Topics: Coronavirus

Micro Scholarships: The Hidden Scholarships for High School Students

Posted by Rose Frezza, Texas OnCourse on Mar 12, 2020 5:23:19 PM

Too often, we view scholarships as something that students start thinking about in the later years of high school – when college applications are imminent. But here are ways to begin earning scholarships for college as early as ninth grade. Through micro-scholarships!

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Topics: Finances, College Planning, Educators

Your Top Five Questions about Texas Graduation Requirements, Answered

Posted by Rose Frezza, Texas OnCourse on Mar 3, 2020 3:42:46 PM

Texas graduation requirements state that students must select an endorsement and draft a four-year graduation plan before starting ninth grade. They can revise this plan every year. The process helps students identify education and training opportunities for after high school. It also helps develop employment-seeking skills.

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Topics: Middle School, Grad Requirements, Educators

Do Your Middle School Students Understand Endorsements?

Posted by Rose Frezza, Texas OnCourse on Feb 26, 2020 7:47:03 AM

How well do you think your middle school students understand endorsements and graduation plans?

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Topics: Middle School, Endorsements

4 Questions You’ve Always Had About Dual Enrollment/Dual Credit

Posted by Rose Frezza, Texas OnCourse on Feb 18, 2020 2:07:49 PM

Nearly everyone agrees that preschool is an integral part of early childhood development with positive developmental outcomes. You can think of earning college credits early in a similar way – it has far-reaching, encouraging outcomes for high school students. 

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Topics: Grad Requirements, College Planning, Educators

Prepping Your Students for SAT and ACT Season

Posted by Rose Frezza, Texas OnCourse on Feb 4, 2020 1:11:53 PM

Exams like the SAT and ACT can feel big and scary for many students. It can seem as though the stakes are high and a lot is riding on the outcome of one or both of these exams. Let’s look at some of the ways students can start early, breathe deeply, and use test prep techniques to conquer the SAT and ACT.

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Topics: Applying to College, Educators, Student Enrichment

Advising Students Interested in Community College

Posted by Rose Frezza, Texas OnCourse on Jan 28, 2020 1:18:37 PM

In an era of mounting student debt, community and junior colleges can be an attractive option for students looking to get basics out of the way more affordably.

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Topics: Educators