Resources for Students

We have quite a few excellent resources listed in the LINKS on the right side panel of our website. Check them out and send us a suggestion if you have a favorite we should add.  Email us at dekalbschoolwatch@gmail.com

Some of our favorites include Khan Academy, where you can find virtual quick lessons on hundreds of topics.  Many students find that Khan explains things well that somehow weren’t in-depth enough covered in class. In addition, Khan offers short lessons in things like money management, banking and test prep.

TED-Ed, the Educational site subsidiary of TED.com, is another excellent site to view short lessons on the most interesting, latest information on Technology, Entertainment and Design. Both sites are chock full of interesting information as well as top-level teachers and college professors as well as scientists and inventors talking about everything under the sun!

For some fun for high schoolers, check out The Oatmeal
We especially like the post about 10 words you need to stop misspelling

AP STUDY NOTES – website for help studying all AP courses

Their free AP notes include:
course guides
chapter outlines
topic outlines
vocabulary & key terms
important historical documents
biographies
timelines
formulas
practice quizzes
practice tests
cram sheets
course information

Click here for an online source of AP US History Study Notes and practice quizzes.

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Sample online college admission essays: Elite College Admission Essays

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Would you like to learn coding?
Read more here >>
CODING! The New Second Language!

Check out these places – they will teach you >>

http://www.advantagelearningcoop.com/

http://kids4coding.com

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Summer Opportunities

1. Georgia Tech’s Sheller College of Business is offering “Wall Street on West Peachtree” this year to 80 students. This is a one-week class offered from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m Monday through Friday. They currently have offerings the week of June 16th and June 23rd. The overall goal of this program is to provide high school students with a portfolio of basic money management and investing tools that will equip them to make strong financial decisions and achieve long-term financial success. Registration is first come, first served. Register at http://www.pe.gatech.edu/courses/wall-street-west-peachtree.

2. 2014 Summer Mentoring Program for High School girls called S.M.I.L.E. Applications are due the end of March. More information about the program is available at http://www.smiledekalb.com. You can download the application form and permission slip from the website. If you have any questions that are not answered, contact Samantha Whaley at (404) 371-2350.

3. Ohio Animal Science “The Vet Prep Camp” (Summer Program): The registration deadline is March 3. Students should go to the website and register ASAP if interested. The program is June 16 – 20 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. It is open to sophomores, juniors, and seniors. To apply or get more information, visit >>

www.vet.osu.edu/VetCamp 

If you have questions, please email pugh.102@osu.edu or call 614-247-1512. To attend an Open House in March, you may pre-register (beginning March 5). To pre-register and and see a more detailed schedule, please click here.

4. Smith College Women Summer Programs: Visit www.smith.edu/summer.

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College Information and Scholarship Opportunities

Scholarships & Sorority Awards
The 2015 Atlanta Panhellenic Scholarship Competition is Now Open

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