QuestBridge Scholars Program

Questbridge website screenshot

Juniors are encouraged to either apply (or have a teacher refer them) to the QuestBridge Scholars Program if they are eligible. The eligibility requirements include that you are high achieving (in the top 10% of your class), have earned primarily A's in challenging courses, a strong writer, and have received recommendations from teachers. Read more details on their website. 

The scholarship is generally designed for students who come from households earning less than $65,000 a year for a typical family of four, as the aim is enable students who don't have financial opportunity but do have the academic skills and ambition to attend schools that match them. The scholarship is for a full four years. Their site opens up in February (some of it is still about the 2020 application period, so make sure you don't get discouraged if it says it's closed).

Let me know if you have questions, or of course, visit the counselor's office.

National Constitution Center Online Classes

Upcoming Constitution Center Sessions

The National Constitution Center (where my Constitution mug is from) is offering online sessions that start at 9 AM Alaska time. That's during my prep hour. If you are interested in attending one of their sessions, let me know and I can register for it. If you have 4th hour off, you're welcome to attend in my classroom. This may be a great opportunity to study for the AP US Government & Politics exam (coming soon!).

These sessions are called Scholar Exchanges and there is a full schedule of upcoming events on their website. Take a look!


National Youth Leadership Forum: Medicine

NYLF Website Screenshot

If you are a sophomore or junior interested in pursuing a career in the field of medicine, please let me know. I have a nomination forum for students interested in the National Youth Leadership Forum: Medicine program that I can nominate students for by February 19th. It does cost money, and details about the program are available here:

This is done through a education travel company called WorldStrides; I've never really worked with them but I have nominated students to their program that did end up going and learned a lot.

History Podcast Episodes

Good day! I am starting to put together some episodes for a podcast that I'll be doing next semester. I intend to use these to supplement the learning my AP students do, as our school moved to a 4x4 block and crunching the whole textbook into the length of a semester is going to require some additional support. Here are two recordings that I've done this week to supplement my 11th US History (not AP - that starts in January). You're welcome to listen. I hope you enjoy.

Please keep in mind that these are in no way intended to replace research or do anything but supplement the other things happening in class. These are not meant to be a total capture of the whole event in each episode, nor do I think I'm capable of covering absolutely everything. Just a good faith attempt to provide some study resources.

Proper podcast feeds will be up and running by January that you can subscribe to. For now, just the episodes.

The Korean War The Vietnam War
Korean War Podcast Episode Cover


Vietnam War Podcast Episode Cover