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Mar 04
2013

What is the difference in AP and DE?

College preparation has turned into alphabet soup! Over the course of following my blog, hopefully you will be able to make sense and decipher all the letters in the soup. First we’ll look at AP vs. DE . . . Advanced Placement versus Dual Enrollment. Advanced Placement is a program owned by College Board. Advanced Placement classes consist of a rigorous, nationally standardized curriculum that is academically on a university level. In short, an AP Class is a university level course on the h...

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Mar 04
2013

Self Injury or “Cutting”

There is a fairly new phenomenon that kids refer to as “cutting”. Cutting is an act of purposefully hurting oneself or self injury. It is not a suicide attempt, but rather an unhealthy response to stress, emotional pain, frustration, or anger. Students tell me that it helps them feel better, like an emotional release. It is usually followed with guilt and shame. The most dangerous thing of cutting is that the person can truly hurt themselves accidentally. Girls are the most often cutters and...

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Mar 04
2013

Attitude Makes All the Difference

           “Who is that kid in the back row?” I whispered to the English teacher.  "Oh, that’s the good basketball player, Danny”.  “But isn’t he wearing a band tee shirt?” “Yes, he’s on drum line,” the teacher whispered back. Since when does an athlete participate in band? I heard about Danny before school started, he was supposed to be a phenomenal basketball player. What caught my attention as I made the presentation to the Freshman English class was his attitu...

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Mar 02
2013

Testing Overview

Differences & benefits of standardized and college prep tests...

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Mar 01
2013

My mom kicked me out

“My mom kicked me out.” I looked up and there stood Michelle, 7 months pregnant and with a one year old son on her hip.  Tears ran down her red face. She was barefoot and the baby only had on a diaper. It was a hot day in May and I had just hung up the telephone. As a guidance counselor, it fell on me to call parents and let them know their senior would not be graduating. Usually it wasn’t a surprise, but it was always a disappointment.  I couldn’t believe Michelle had arrived at my of...

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What Clients are saying about Gwyn Schneck

SPEAKER & COUNSELOR - "Mrs. Schneck is the greatest counselor! She gave me not only guidance but hope during my high school career. This allowed me to attend my dream school. She is a kind women who truly cares about her students." Tori Bahe, Student, Stanford

COUNSELOR - "Mrs. Schneck was nothing short of my guiding light during my time in high school. From day one of my freshman year, there was no one that I felt safer going to with any problem, be it academic, personal, or spiritual. I always knew in the most secure of ways that her arms would be wide open, her ear would be keen, and her heart tender and ready to guide me through my tribulations. This special mentor-student relationship could easily be deemed my single greatest source of success during my time in high school." John Delgado-McCollum, Student, Georgetown

COUNSELOR & TEACHER - “Having worked with Gwyn Schneck as a member of her counseling staff, I’ve seen her demonstrate a perfect balance of cognitive and affective abilities as she interacts with students and adults of diverse backgrounds, ages, life styles and personality types. Gwyn is everything anyone would ever want in a professional counselor and as personal friend to adults and children alike.” Steven C. Mancuso M.Ed.