College Prep Genius is a company devoted to helping high school students succeed in their future. Jean Burk, a homeschooling mom, teaches students how to prepare for college. One step in this approach is scoring well on the standardized exams, which can earn giant scholarships. Her own children received full scholarships to college.
For only $29.95, High School Prep Genius is an extremely valuable tool for the college-minded student. The first chapters also make it a valuable tool for those who want personal success, not just those going to college. Ms. Burk discusses personal development, developing your interests, figuring out what your beliefs are, gaining financial independence, and building a strong support system. These ideas are good for anybody, and she presents them in a very professional and caring way. It seemed a bit strange to me, in a book about preparing for college, to have a chapter on eating correctly and getting enough iron and calcium. I suppose, though, a student who reads this and attends college will have in the back of their mind somewhere that they need to eat healthy to succeed and do well in school. They will, hopefully, remember this and eat well.
The introduction to this 440-page book which is written for both the student and the parent contains a timeline from 7th through 12th grade. It instructs the student to create a College and Career Notebook to keep track of the important information like grades, activities, awards, information about colleges, etc. Jake spent one afternoon making 14 tables to place in his notebook.