Semper Sursum "Always Aim High" College Prep Consulting

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Semper Sursum offers superior academic services for college-bound high school students. We establish an ongoing, supportive relationship with students during their high school years. Our comprehensive consulting model includes Tutoring Services, Academic Consultation, Test Preparation, and Admissions Counseling. Our goal is to personally guide and support students in their high school coursework, and prepare them thoroughly for the college selection and application process. As former college professors, co-founders Dr. Marcy Llamas Senese and Dr. Lina Maderazo Mullen have professional and personal insight into the culture of college life. Please see our web page,, to learn more about us!

Mission: To serve high school students and their families in the North San Diego County region by providing superior academic support services to enable college readiness.

Students From Harvard, MIT, UC Berkeley Give Free Tutoring To K-12 Students

“Not only can a near-peer mentor provide personalized, up-to-date academic guidance, but also he or she can do so with the empathy that only someone who has recently been in the student’s shoes can provide.” *Learn how to get your free lessons at the bottom of this article.

The College Board

In response to the rapidly evolving situation around the coronavirus (COVID-19), the College Board is canceling the May 2, 2020, SAT administration. Makeup exams for the March 14 administration (scheduled March 28) are also canceled. Registered students will receive refunds.

The College Board will provide future additional SAT testing opportunities for students as soon as feasible in place of canceled administrations.

During this challenging time, our focus will remain on the health and safety of students. We will be flexible, thoughtful, and collaborative in exploring ways to continue to support student learning and provide opportunities to test.

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So true!
H/T @raisingteenstoday

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Medical students pose in front of Louisiana plantation's slave quarters for powerful photo

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This is awesome!
So symbolic, “where it looks like everything went smoothly in my process from start to finish....... but that really isn’t how it goes. There are a lot of roadblocks along the way.” She was literally wearing her failures, and it was cathartic.

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The South and Midwest! The Princeton Review released "The Best 385 Colleges," entirely based on students' feedback.

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Standing on the shoulders of giants


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This may be a step forward. What do you think? What factors does it consider, and is it based on research? We explain.

A Mighty Girl

By golly we must end this!!!

"We are passing on from generation to generation the phobia for mathematics," asserts Dartmouth engineering professor Petra Bonfert-Taylor. Fortunately, new research has found easy ways for parents to stop passing on their math anxiety and build their children's math confidence. To learn more about this widespread problem -- which is particularly significant for girls -- and how to stop it, visit our new blog post at

For our favorite math toys and games to encourage girls' love of math at every age, check out our blog post "Add It Up! Top 35 Math Toys for Mighty Girls" at

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University of California, Irvine

The Wall Street Journal quotes UCI Chancellor Howard Gillman:

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Michelle Obama Was Told She Wasn’t “Princeton Material” — But She Applied and Got in Anyway

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Gang violence has to stop 😊

Cornell Law School

Wow! Could this actually work?! 🧐

Prof. Hockett discusses student debt relief initiative.

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The world needs more teachers like this one! An inspiring teacher.

Losing a Race for Congress Inspired Girls Who Code's Founder to Tackle the STEM Gender Gap

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Practice – ACCUPLACER – The College Board

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Is a perfect score on the ACT possible? Rare, but possible. Very impressive!!

#collegeentrance #ACT #standardizedtests #college #admissions #highereducation

The Advantages of Filing the FAFSA Form Early

Start early! You can submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid for the next year of college starting October 1. And the earlier you file, the better your chances of receiving aid from schools themselves.


Let's teach for mastery — not test scores.

Watch the full TED Talk here:

I toured another beautiful campus last week. SMU is located in a lovely part of Texas, adjacent to Dallas and Highland Park. Campus visits are one of my favorite parts of my business. It’s a great way to see and evaluate different college campuses for the students I consult with.

Stopping the Tech Diversity Gap Where It Starts: Elementary School

“We can start by making sure that every student, in every elementary school, has mandatory core courses in computer science, because it is the skills learned in these early grades that begin charting a pathway for success in high school and beyond.” As technology advances, it redefines the skills needed to succeed. To meet this new standard, we must change what and how we teach our students, and in the process, ready them for jobs we could nev…

The College Board

4 Ways Parents of High School Seniors Can Help Ease the Stress of #College Applications

60 Second Docs Presents

A flip-flop artist! Cool!!

Choking oceans cough up art.

The Daily Goalcast

This is what every girl needs to hear.
By Clementine von Radics for Button Poetry

University of Washington

Guess who made the top three 😍


Would this make your day or what!?

Would this red light serenade make your day?

Work less, study more: California will give grants to community college students attending full-time Grants are aimed at getting more students to earn degrees in two or four years

Happy Birthday America 🇺🇸🎆🇺🇸💥🇺🇸

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The Power Of Teamwork


Video montage of 3 ads from De Lijn with audio replaced with my own sounds. Foley, dialogue and walla were recorded at Harbourside Institute of Technology.

Roma Downey

Happy Friday ❤️💕

Watch as this precious blind and autistic girl plays the guitar for the first time- her reaction will have you in tears. 😭💛🙏🏽 thank you @lightworkers

What 'Demonstrated Interest' Means in College Admissions

How to show colleges you’re interested..
#collegeadmissions #highschoolseniors Visiting campus isn't the only way for prospective students to show a school they're interested.

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