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For many families, planning for college begins in high school, but to be proactive it’s advisable to begin laying the groundwork sooner. While Lower and Middle school students certainly don’t need to start brainstorming college essays or piecing together their resumes, there are plenty of enjoyable ways your student can become better prepared for when it is time for essays and resumes.

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Read More about Ask An Academy Expert: Justine Worthington

The current emphasis in education is “inquiry-based learning” or “experiential learning.” Quite simply, that means learning by doing, and it is the essence of the pedagogical framework for the Engineering Certificate Program (ECP) at Cape Fear Academy (CFA).

The ECP incorporates physics, technology, and fun into an opportunity for students interested in engineering. Through inquiry-based learning and experiential learning, students gain an appreciation for the exciting world of engineering. Whether or not students pursue engineering in college, the students will, more importantly, learn HOW to THINK (emphasis added) like an engineer.  

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Read More about Ask an Academy Expert: Ed Naessens

Join us for the next session in our Parenting Now Series at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 11 in the McNeill Fine Arts Center at Cape Fear Academy. Rosetta Eun Ryong Lee, an educator and diversity consultant based out of Seattle Girls' School, will lead an interactive session around questions of how we both protect and guide youth as they face challenging or traumatic events and process complex thoughts, feelings, and reactions.

This event is free and open to the public. Childcare will be provided; pre-registration is required through this online form.

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Read More about Parenting Now Speaker: Rosetta Lee