Yay, Roxana! Southern Methodist University won her over when they gave her an offer she couldn't refuse. Welcome to the Mustang family, Roxana! Enjoy life on the Hilltop, and don't forget to PONY UP!
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Scott S. - Managing Director, Math & Science Innovation
Hometown: Webster, NY
Years with KD: 10
Fun Fact: Scott is a member of our corporate staff but has become a regular on the Frisco team as well. You can find him working on next year's curriculum, helping students with math problems, or talking about his beloved Buffalo Bills football team.
If you could learn to do anything, what would it be?
-"Cook! I’d like to be a better chef."
Other than KD, what is your favorite place to be?
-"In Hawaii with my family."
What are three traits that define you?
-"Fun, hardworking, and intelligent."
How do you define success?
-"Demanding excellence of yourself and achieving it through your performance."
What’s your favorite thing about working at KD?
-"Being a part of helping our students to achieve their collegiate dreams."
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Way to go, Ananya! Sounds like choosing The University of Texas at Austin for your years was easy. No other school could beat UT's strong sense of community, plus the in-state tuition was an added bonus. We know you will love being a Longhorn, Ananya! Say "hi" to Bevo for us! 🤘
Two big "thumbs up" to Tanmai and Tejomai! The twin sisters will be headed down to College Station this fall. Texas A&M University is an excellent choice, and you'll both make great additions to the Aggie tribe. Congratulations, and GIG 'EM! 👍
Yay, Brianna! She has chosen The University of Texas at Dallas for her years.
Brianna writes: "I chose this college because I wanted to be close to home. The business school also offers many different programs that will help enhance my experience and preparation as an accounting major, whether through honors college or business fraternities."
That sounds like the perfect fit. Whoosh! 🌠
Sahith Wins Over Multiple Colleges | KD College Prep
Sahith is someone who chases after his interests. From reading to volunteering to debating on the World Schools team at Coppell High School, he uses his time outside of class to learn about himself and explore future career interests. Read about his path to college and why he caught the eye of several big names on his college list. https://ecs.page.link/PbXkM
Sahith Wins Over Multiple Colleges | KD College Prep Sahith wrapped up his senior year with an armful of debate trophies and several acceptances. Read about his college prep journey.
Hurray for Syed! He will head to Georgia Tech to study computer science this fall. Syed writes, "After carefully considering the 11 choices... I chose Georgia Tech. Tech is highly ranked with a strong focus on AI and computer vision, which are my interest areas." With one of the best programs in the country for his major, it's no surprise that Atlanta is where Syed is choosing to spend his . We can't wait to see where that brilliant mind takes you, Syed! 🎉
A BIG "HOOK EM" to Saiya who will mosey on down to the Forty Acres this fall. Saiya, we know how hard you worked to earn that The University of Texas at Austin acceptance. Congratulations! P.S. Keep Austin Weird! With white "good luck" squirrels, an eclectic group of classmates, and a thriving arts and music culture—that shouldn't be too hard. 🐮🧡
The Ohio State University alumni continuously rank as one of the most prideful and loyal fan bases in college sports. So it's no surprise that school spirit and the alumni network is what drove Alexandra to choose Columbus as her future home. Alexandra, we are so proud of you! Congratulations! 🎉 P.S. Let's start practicing your Buckeye Battle Cry now! Wahoo, wahoo, Rip, Zip, Bazoo!!! ❤️🖤
Alex has decided to call Southern Methodist University home for his years. He writes, "I was able to learn a lot about SMU through several campus visits, and I became very intrigued by what SMU offered and the connections it had to the community." KD's Founder and CEO Karen Dillard is a proud SMU alum, so we know that alumni network is strong 😉. Alex, we wish you the very best! Pony up!
Last week, we held a company-wide staff development meeting. We did some team building exercises and discussed all of the exciting things happening at KD over the next few weeks. Special shout out to Kona Ice of Coppell, The Hamburger Man/catering, and Gigi's Cupcakes USA for providing lunch and desserts to our staff. Now we're ready to kickoff summer! 😎☀️
We are so happy for Aliyah, who will be studying engineering at one her top choice schools—Texas Tech University! Aliyah, congratulations and WRECK 'EM!
A Letter From Mom: 15 Tips for a College-Bound Kid
In celebration of Mother’s Day, we thought it’d be fun to write an advice column from the perspective of a mom whose teenager is about to head off to college. Make memories now because high school won’t last forever!
A Letter From Mom: 15 Tips for a College-Bound Kid In celebration of Mother's Day, we wrote an advice column from the perspective of a mom whose teenager is about to head off to college.
Ava will be headed to the San Francisco Bay this fall to attend UC Berkeley! She chose this competitive college for its prestige, strong alumni network, and job/internship opportunities. We are so proud of you, Ava! Go Bears! 💛💙
Shreya has dreamed of going to Texas A&M University since she was very young. Now her dreams are a reality. Way to go, Shreya! It makes us so happy to see you out there making little Shreya proud! GIG 'EM! 👍
Happy birthday to our fierce and wonderful founder, Karen Dillard! About 31 years ago, Karen started KD College Prep with just 21 students and two classrooms. Since then, the business has grown to serve 80,000+ students across 38 states. Join us in celebrating her legacy today!
“I love watching a student grow in his or her abilities, grow in confidence, grow in maturity, and grow as a well-rounded human being. It gives me a great charge to know that I have made a positive influence on our students’ lives,” Karen says.
New Curriculum is on the way!
This year's set of curriculum is published! For students who paid for shipping, your curriculum should have already arrived (contact us if you haven't received your materials). If you're going to come get your curriculum, pick-up times will be offered at your campus over the next few weeks. Be sure to check your email for dates and times.
Practice makes progress! After lots of hard work and determination, Rizwan had a score increase of 320 points on the official SAT® test! We are so proud of you! 👐🌠
Texas A&M University has been Raa'ed's top choice since he was in elementary school. After years of hard work and determination, Raa'ed can officially call himself an Aggie! He's on his way to one of the best engineering programs in the country. Good luck Raa'ed! We are so happy for you. GIG 'EM! 👍
Shoot for the stars, you'll land amongst the COMETS☄️! Sarah is attending The University of Texas at Dallas on an Academic Excellence Scholarship and was accepted to the honors program. She looks forward to studying computer science. Sarah, we are so proud to see all of your hard work pay off! Congratulations! 🎉
Guess WHO is the newest Owl? Congratulations, Alhena! She is headed down to Houston's Hidden Ivy, Rice University in the fall. We can't wait to see how high you'll fly and are so proud of everything you've accomplished so far! 🦉
We are quaking in our boots out of excitement for Paarth! At KD, we feel an extra sense of pride when our students get into their top-choice schools, and Paarth did just that. The University of Pennsylvania better watch out for this one—he's going places! Let's hear it for Paarth! 🎉
A big HOOK 'EM to the newest longhorn, Jayanth! He chose UT Austin for its proximity to home and academic rigor. Plus, many of his college credits earned in high school will transfer over seamlessly. We are blessed to have been a part of your college prep journey and cannot wait to see what else you achieve. Best of luck this fall!
Avi chose the Colorado School of Mines for its small size and unique environment. This STEM-only research facility will be his perfect new home. Congratulations, Avi!!! 🎉⛏️P.S. Don't forget to pack your hiking boots and enjoy every minute of that Rocky Mountain view!
11th Grade Testing Tips for the SAT®/ACT® Tests
11th grade is a crucial time in a student's college prep journey. This is the year that most college-bound students will take the PSAT, SAT®, and ACT® tests, and it's important for students to plan ahead in order to achieve their college goals. In this guide, we go over the steps that students should take and provide a list of resources and testing tips to remember.
11th Grade Testing Tips for the SAT®/ACT® Tests Study these 11th grade testing tips from KD College Prep to help you prepare for the ACT and SAT tests. Learn how to improve your scores.
Best wishes for Haley as she heads to Texas Tech University this fall! She is excited to spend her in Lubbock with her friends and continue her studies at the Rawls College of Business. Haley, we are so inspired by your hard work and tenacity. Wreck 'em!!!
Way to go, Nihal! He chose the University of Texas at Dallas for its close proximity to home, scholarships, and great academic reputation. We are honored to have been a part of your journey and can't wait to see what's next for you, Nihal! Fight'em Comets!
Sara didn't plan on applying to The University of Alabama. She thought it was too far and too expensive. But after receiving the selective National Hispanic Recognition Award, UA offered Sara full tuition for four years and extra stipends. Now, Sara can't wait to Roll Tide in her new home "sweet home." We can't wait to watch you continue to succeed, Sara! Congratulations!
Congratulations, Crystal! 🎉She is excited to be studying geosciences in the capital city of Texas this fall.
"They have one of the most prestigious geoscience colleges in the world, it’s the perfect distance from home, the location (in the state's capital), and the large size allows for more diversity and opportunities," she says.
We are so proud of you and all your hard work, Crystal. HOOK 'EM!
It's the most wonderful time of the year at KD! Happy to the Class of 2023. To celebrate, our staff dressed up in college spirit gear for their alma maters. We can't wait to see all the amazing places our students are headed this fall! 🎉🎓
Don't forget to add these important dates and deadlines to your calendar!
David Dillard recently visited the University of Mary-Hardin Baylor in Temple, Texas. Chartered in 1845, UMHB is one of the oldest continuously operating colleges in Texas. The former all-girls school served as the sister to Baylor University but became co-ed in 1971.
We are proud to see some KD students on this list! Congratulations to all! 🎉🎓
As graduation is quickly approaching for our seniors, meet the Top 10 graduates from Rock Hill High School. To learn more about these students click here http://buff.ly/2x2vMnk
Here's a couplet more rhymes to finish out national poetry month!
Seeing all of our students at prom has us reminiscing on our own prom nights. Check out some of our staff's prom pictures from the '80s to the early '00s.
Vida is a KD Pinnacle Program student who will attend Cornell University in Ithaca, NY, this fall. Read about her career goals and factors that helped her earn an acceptance to the Ivy League. https://bit.ly/3oHhVAI
Reading can improve memory, increase brain power, and reduce stress. Exercise your brain with a book recommendation from your favorite KD staff.
Eid Mubarak! Wishing you joy this Eid.
There are so many ways to volunteer. No matter how you choose to help, volunteering is good for you, your community, and your college applications. See how our students have impacted their communities.
Our staff are prose at everything they do, including writing test prep poetry.
Our 2023 Coke Scholars - Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation
We are so proud to see some of our students named as 2023 Coke Scholars! This prestigious and highly competitive scholarship awards $20,000 each to 150 high school students each year. Less than 1/6th of 1% of the 91,000+ applicants are chosen as recipients. What an achievement for our students. Congratulations, Shriya B., Madhalasa I., and Vivian N.!
Our 2023 Coke Scholars - Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation These 150 high school seniors will each receive a $20,000 college scholarship and join a family of 6,750+ alumni who are leading positive change in their communities and around the world.
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We are here to help students reach their college goals! We offer comprehensive prep for the SAT®, ACT®, and PSAT/NMSQT® tests, built around a belief in instructor-led activities, practice, and constant guidance. We strive to treat each student as if he/she were our own.
Our ability to offer flexibility and customized programs for each and every one of our students is rooted in our independence. We aren’t a franchise or owned by some large company. We’re simply one big family, true to each other, true to our students, and true to their families.
Since 1992, KD College Prep has helped over 60,000 students reach the test scores needed to get into the colleges of their dreams.
We are located in Frisco, TX. We also have campuses in Coppell, Flower Mound, Colleyville and Plano.
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