Posts by Kelsea Conlin:

The Highlands Ability Battery: Concept Organization

Posted on: 27 Jul 2023

In our last post, we covered Classification, the first of five driving abilities measured by the Highlands Ability Battery. Today, we’re moving on to the next driving ability: Concept Organization. But before we dive in, let’s abide by the structure of Any Good Series and do a quick recap of the Highlands Ability Battery as […]

The Highlands Ability Battery: Classification

Posted on: 19 Jul 2023

Ready to learn more about the Highlands Ability Battery? We’ve got you covered. First, let’s recap: the Highlands Ability Battery measures our performance across a number of work samples in an effort to gather information about our innate abilities, which provide insight into our personality, motivation, learning and problem-solving style, communication preferences, and decision-making approach. […]

The Highlands Ability Battery – An Introduction

Posted on: 12 Jul 2023

By this point, you’re likely a pro at being assessed–standardized tests, school exams, musical tryouts, art projects. Such assessments measure your level of skill or knowledge on that particular day (or at that particular moment). They hinge on how much you’ve managed to master or memorize. However, none of the aforementioned assessments can tell you […]

Best Game Design Summer Programs for High School Students – 2023

Posted on: 03 Jul 2023

Digital video games began to emerge in the 1950s and 60s, with the first at-home video game console–the Magnavox Odyssey–appearing on shelves in 1972. That same year, Atari released Pong, which induced the arcade craze of the 1980s; subsequently, Nintendo, Sega, and PlayStation released more sophisticated home consoles along with still-popular games like Super Mario […]

Best Summer Travel Programs for High School Students – 2023

Posted on: 28 Jun 2023

Studying abroad isn’t only for college students–high school students can also benefit from the opportunity to push their boundaries, develop cultural sensitivity, and explore other countries. In the process, they’ll develop their independence and resilience–skills they’ll need for college and beyond–as well as engage in academic and career-focused exploration. Additionally, there are programs available for […]

Best Summer Leadership Programs – 2023

Posted on: 23 Jun 2023

From law firms to movie sets to biology labs, there’s no doubt that good leadership is the backbone of any successful workplace. (If you’ve ever worked on a group project, you can attest to this fact–the vibe can turn Office Space rather than Friday Night Lights quite quickly.) As such, many programs help students develop […]

Best Environmental Science Summer Programs – 2023

Posted on: 20 Jun 2023

Grim climate change statistics and predictions often leave us with pressing questions: how should we deal with–and prepare for–rising global and ocean temperatures? How do we support the planet, its people, and its ecosystems through the coming changes? And what can be mitigated or avoided? Environmental scientists, who specialize in areas that include marine science, […]

Best Architecture Summer Programs – 2023

Posted on: 15 Jun 2023

From prehistoric stone circles to modern-day sustainably built structures, architecture has undergone a spectacular number of changes since its Neolithic period origins and will continue evolving in response to societal needs and demands. A unique blend of STEM and art, it’s an excellent career choice for students who are creative, technologically savvy, and design-oriented; undergraduate […]