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Newport News, VA, United States, 2011/06/15 - The Great Virginia College Tour, scheduled from July 11th -16th, will expose rising high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors to the Commonwealth’s exceptional college options, prepare them for the SAT, and provide fun summer excursions.
Students will participate in SAT Prep and University Readiness sessions that have helped TeachersBox clients earn in excess of $2,250, 000 in scholarships over the past twelve months. Students will take campus tours and receive financial aid and admissions information at Christopher Newport University, the College of William and Mary, Virginia Commonwealth University, the University of Richmond, the University of Virginia, James Madison University, and Liberty University. During our tour, students will enjoy fine accommodations while housed in suite-style dorms and hotel suites with Indoor Heated Pools and Fitness Centers. Excursions will include trips to Busch Gardens and Monticello, bowling in Richmond and Regal Cinemas Movie Night in Charlottesville, a River Rafting and Rope Swing adventure in the Shenandoah Valley, and Snowboarding and Tubing at Liberty University’s SnowFlex Centre.
The total cost of tour is $1295, but parents who register by June 24th can take advantage of an Early Bird Special priced at $995. Payments can also be made in two installments. Space is limited to 40 students and each registrant for the Great Virginia College Tour is automatically eligible for a $1,000 Optimizing Student Achievement Scholarship awarded to the TeachersBox client with the highest SAT score from the October 2011 - May 2012 test administrations.
To register or to receive more information about the Great Virginia College Tour, to include a detailed itinerary and testimonials from TeachersBox clients, visit the website.
TeachersBox, LLC (teachersbox.com) is an educational consulting practice that helps public, private, and home school instructional leaders infuse research based strategies into every learning environment. Our practice is providing administrators with crisis management techniques, software to disaggregate achievement data, web collaboration tools to streamline the SACS Accreditation process, training to implement brain-based differentiated instruction, and resources to ease the high school and college transition.
We’re currently serving undergraduates at the College of William and Mary, the University of Richmond, Virginia Tech, Liberty University, Valley Forge Christian College, Virginia Commonwealth University, and Cedarville University, as well as over one hundred K-12 clients throughout Hampton Roads, from New Kent to Virginia Beach. We train teachers to create effective learning environments through positive behavior intervention strategies and coach parents through the college application process, providing them with savings, investment, scholarship, and military options to finance their child’s education. Through partnerships with undergraduates at the College of William and Mary and the Omega Institute at Huntington Middle School, we prepare pre-teens in Williamsburg and Newport News to organize for success, train them to build rapport with teachers and mentors, encourage them to enroll in rigorous courses, and provide them with test-taking strategies proven to increase achievement and combat test anxiety. We orient underclassman to the increased rigor of secondary school and coach them to secure leadership positions in their chosen clubs and sports. And we train students to engage in volunteer efforts that demonstrate a sustained commitment over time rather than simply becoming “joiners.”
Arguably our most important work, however, is walking high school students through the college application, scholarship, and financial aid process. As such, we hope that you give your child the opportunity to join us on the Great Virginia College Tour.