Jianjia, filling out her common application. The Aureus Difference? Our students are regularly ready to apply well in advance (essays and supplements completed by end of summer!) of the start of their final high school year. This gives them the opportunity to relax a bit (far different from the usual, stressed, overloaded senior) and to focus on that big first semester of senior year, which still matters a great deal to colleges (and which can be a toughie with those AP courses)! .
In addition to writing all of her college app essays over the summer, Jianjia studied for that final SAT push, continued to support her community as a volunteer guide at the Santa Monica Aquarium, and attended Oceans 17, an intensive program for teen marine scientists-in-training, where she conducted lab & field based research alongside UNCW marine science faculty. Oh! And she runs 6 miles per day! Impressive! #ourkidsrock