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College Prep for Struggling Teens!


By Stephen C. Schultz


I received a call while at the grocery store just this last Saturday. It was a mother who was at her wits’ end. It was only the second week of school and she had already received a call from her son’s school stating he had shown up “High” and had “Hash Oil” in his possession.



For some families, the start of a new school year only brings up bad memories of years past. Often they are memories of calls with principals; discussions with teachers and worrying if their son or daughter even made it to the school each day.

With summer winding down and many schools across the country having already started, now is a good time to assess the academic preparedness of your son or daughter. Are they on track or are you afraid it will simply be another year of falling behind? Have they struggled with some emotional concerns or faced a few social setbacks?



Discovery Academy may be a valuable solution for getting a student back on track!
You can learn more from this previous article of mine. It also has a fast paced, short yet entertaining video embedded with the article. Check it out!

Discovery Academy - College Prep For Struggling Teens

Be sure to leave a comment with your contact information and I will send you a small booklet complete with photo's and more information about helping your son or daughter reengage in school.




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