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KWHS

KWHS Investment Competition

Registrations for the 2019-2020 KWHS Investment Competition open on July 29, 2019. A free online investment simulation for high school students and teachers, the competition will begin on October 7, 2019. Participants will compete with other students from around the world and learn about finance, teamwork, strategy building and communication. For more information, click here.

MHC Shakti

Applications Open for the MHC Shakti Programme

Encouraging girls in grades 11 and 12 to develop confidence, resilience and flexibility, MHC Shakti is hosting a two-day programme in Mumbai on 24-25 August. During this time, students will engage in activities that will help them develop their voice, build self-awareness and begin preparing for success while pursuing their aspirations in harmony with their values. For more information, click here.

Wellington School’s Cricket Clinic in Jaipur and Delhi

Join The Red Pan, Case and Wellington School, UK for a cricket clinic with Steffan Jones, the bowling coach of Rajasthan Royals, in Jaipur on 18 May and Delhi on 19 May. During these one-day sessions, students will take part in batting and bowling drills and exercises, while parents can learn more about the application process at Wellington School UK. To register, click here for Jaipur and here for Delhi.

Summer School

KWHS Global Young Leaders Academy

Offered by Knowledge@Wharton High School (KWHS), the Global Young Leaders Academy (GYLA) aims to introduce high school students to business concepts such as entrepreneurship, finance and the like. Besides classes, this two-week summer programme also features residential activities, field trips and relationship building. For more information, click here.

Science

GenWise Summer School 2019

For children who thrive on additional challenges, GenWise offers GSS Advanced–a three-week residential programme in Bengaluru. Here, students above 13 years can learn about automation, systems thinking and the science behind everyday gadgets from world-class instructors. To register for the June-July session, click here.

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Young Technology Scholars 2019

Reimagining the way engineering is taught and applied in India, the Young Technology Scholars aims to help high-schoolers to gain a deeper understanding of their interests through hands-on problem solving, collaborative learning and evening workshops. This two-week residential summer programme will be held in June at Pathways World School Aravali, Gurgaon. For more information, click here.

The Oxford Institute Summer Programme 2019

Applications are now open for The Oxford Institute's summer programme. Specialising in courses for high school students in a number of academic fields, students can choose between a two-week standard course or a four-week advanced course. To register, click here.

High School achievers program

YLAC’s High School Achievers Program

Applications are now open for Young Leaders for Active Citizenship's High School Achievers Program. Giving passionate students a platform to share their ideas and providing them with the skills to drive change in their own communities, this one-of-a-kind programme is anchored by Harvard and Oxford alumni. To register, click here.  

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Workshop on College Possibilities

Want to know what your education avenues are? Join Saikat Majumdar, Professor of English and Creative Writing, Ashoka University, as he hosts an interactive workshop on 22nd February, 2019 at The Cathedral and John Connon School. To register, email parneet.shergill@ashoka.edu.in or call 9645908608 on or before 18 February 2018.

Boarding schools

Admissions are still open for 10 boarding schools!

If you still want to apply for boarding schools, there are some that are still accepting admissions from international students. These 10 schools are a part of Linden’s network of Premier Boarding Schools. For more information, visit Linden.

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Summer Programs in Switzerland

Four reputed Swiss schools will be visiting Mumbai to discuss their upcoming summer programs on Friday, February 8 at the St. Regis, Lower Parel. Click here for more information.

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McGill Summer Academy

Applications to the McGill Summer Academy are open till Thursday, February 7. This is a great opportunity to explore not just the McGill campus, but also the city of Montreal. Click here for more information. 

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The fundamental role of independent educational consultants is to help students explore college opportunities and find the right place for them to succeed academically and socially. IECs don’t get students admitted—they help students demonstrate why they deserve to be admitted at appropriately chosen schools. They help students find colleges they might not have heard of—often out of their region—and they help students put their best foot forward.

Here are 5 things families should consider when looking to hire an IEC:

  1. Does the IEC belong to a professional association such as IECA with established and rigorous standards for membership?
  2. Do not trust any offers of guaranteed admission to a school or a certain minimum dollar value in scholarships.
  3. Ensure that the IEC adheres to the ethical guidelines for private counseling established by IECA.
  4. Find an IEC that visits college, school, and program campuses and meets with admissions representatives regularly in order to keep up with new trends, academic changes and evolving campus cultures.
  5. Do they attend professional conferences or training workshops on a regular basis to keep up with regional and national trends and changes in the law?