Newsletters Archive

Issue 81 | July 22, 2015 | 21st Century Skills


Maureen Martin, our advisor located in Maine, has prepared information on a growing trend in American high school education that may affect your planning for a course of study that will prepare a student for adulthood.  When your child emerges from high school, he / she will join forces either in college or the workforce with other post-graduates who have been prepared in a specific way.  How well will your student be prepared to compete?  Be informed.

Issue 79 | May 20, 2015 | Planning for the Future


The NARHS staff has been working on how we can become better equipped to assist our families as high school students prepare for beyond high school; such a focus has developed from our strategic plan submitted to Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools as we prepare for the final stage of full accreditation.  Since we have come across some GREAT resources, we though it might be helpful to share them with you.

Issue 77 | February 26, 2015 | What others are saying

For those families who have been using the NARHS services this past year, we are offering to expedite the re-registration process by providing a shortened form.  This handy form has been sent in the mail to all of our current families, but also, it is posted on the website and can function like an online registration.   That's only part of the good news

What others are saying:

We have received some excellent feedback on the value of NARHS services that we would like to pass on to you.

Issue 74 | October 9, 2014 | Motivate with a Unit Study!


In October, studies are usually well underway, daily life has fallen into patterns, and motivation is sustainable. But have you ever noticed how the drive to study can diminish significantly in January? Especially for us in the northern climates.  For a number of students, it can work to set the books aside a focus on the Unit study for the dark month.

For other students, unit studies have been the key to salvaging an entire high school career.   Read about one NARHS graduate, regardless of his limitations, reached his goal by focusing on his passion.

Issue 72 | April 25, 2014 | Break Down Barriers to Learning


There is good news for all those who have a learning barrier. (Don't we all?)   Years ago, under the direction of a Washington State University psychology professor, we ran a pilot program for 19 students who were reading below grade level.  After 24 hours of cognitive exercises, prescribed by the professor, almost all of the students had improved at least a year on their Gates MacGinitie Reading Test scores.   These exercises are available to all of you at a very minimal cost.  Below are the details.