Here’s some challenging news: even though many high schools have done away with class rank, colleges still find being in the 10% and top 25% extremely important. This creates some irony: due to Connecticut’s great high schools, it is harder to be ranked high in the class for a kid from Connecticut than a kid from Mississippi.
Here’s some great news for those in Connecticut’s affluent suburbs: Branford, Guilford, Madison, Old Saybrook, Old Lyme, Valley Regional, East Lyme, and other towns along Shoreline, CT all are extremely strong compared to the rest of the nation. US News & World Report recently released a report on the best states for high school education. Connecticut took the 4th spot. But due to the extreme disparity between Connecticut’s poor performing cities (Hartford, Bridgeport, New Haven, New London) versus the suburbs of Middlesex and New London Counties, it is safe to say that those that live in the in much of Southeastern, Connecticut’s wealthy enclave have great schools.
That leads to the SAT as the weapon that will differentiate your child. Students at our local high schools do wonderfully well on a comparative basis on national standardized tests. Maximize those and you have the strongest weapon in your college admissions arsenal. Turn the SAT into a positive.
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