我兒子 A. L. 在2020年12月被約翰·霍普金斯大學錄取。耶! 在這慘淡的一年裡，至少會有一些令人興奮的事情發生!
我的丈夫是PUMC中國的醫學博士和博士，我是美國的研究生。然而，我們都沒有經歷過美國的高中生活。 HS2 Academy 的電話來得正是時候, 讓我們決定如何幫助我兒子在這裡度過高中生活。到目前為止，我想說的是我花在HS2上的錢是我一生中最值得花的錢，無論我的兒子最終是從哪裡拿到了大學錄取通知書。
我兒子從高中一年級就進入HS2 Academy。他的顧問非常支持他，也非常優秀。她有自己的方式來激勵和幫助青少年—— 精力充沛，鼓舞人心，熱情，嚴格但專業。她總是一個我們很好的資源去處理所有的顧慮和猶豫。雖然她同時要照顧其他幾個孩子，但她還是盡力讓別人能接近她。根據孩子們的興趣、特點和正確的評估,她定制和量身定做規劃了我兒子正確路徑, 四年的高中通過選擇AP課程, 準備大學申請資料,推薦高中的課外活動甚至是連接和她以前的學生, 現在在約翰霍普金斯就讀的學生來幫助我的兒子得到平穩過渡準備好他即將到來的大學生活!
我兒子高二參加了ACT考試，36分中得了35分。如果沒有顧問給的動力，也沒有HS2 Academy 的培訓，沒有人會想這麼早參加考試。在今年的疫情下，SAT和ACT考試被取消了幾次，所有的孩子們在沒有考試成績的情況下很難申請大學時，我兒子幾年前早就準備好了。
美國的高中學習生活被描述成一種不現實的方式，非常靈活，非常輕鬆，不像中國的高中學習那麼緊張。這是不准確的。在中國，你只有一年的時間集中準備你的孩子參加你夢想中的大學的考試，這一場全國考試決定了一切; 而在美國，你有四年的準備時間，因為每一個考試分數，每一個步驟，每一個活動都將是你孩子大學申請的一部分。如果你等到最後一分鐘才准備，那就太晚了。如果沒有HS2 Academy 的導師和顧問，我們不會走到這一步。我對HS2 Academy 輔導項目的質量和顧問的幫助說得再多也不為過。我唯一的建議是儘早開始為孩子的大學生活做準備，跟著 HS2 Academy, 你不會後悔的!
My son got in ED Johns Hopkins in December 2020. Yay! At least something comes up exciting in this bleak year!
My husband is a MD and PhD from PUMC China and I am holding graduate degree from the US. However, neither of us experienced the high school in the States. HS2’s call is so on time for us to make decision on how to help my son to go through high school life here. So far, I would say the money spent on HS2 is the most worth spending in my whole life no matter wherever my son gets his college offer.
My son started with HS2 Academy since freshman of high school. His counselor is incredibly supportive and outstanding. She has her own way to motivate and help the teenagers – energetic, inspiring, enthusiastic, strict but professional. She is always a great resource to go with all the concerns and hesitations. She is trying her best to be reachable although she takes care of several other kids at the same time. Based on the kids’ interests, characteristics and right assessments, she customizes and tailors the right path for the four years’ high school by selecting the AP classes, reviewing the college applications, recommending the activities in high school and even bridging the connection with her previous students in JHU to help my son to get the smooth transition in his upcoming college life!
My son took ACT in his sophomore year with the result of 35 out of 36. Without her motivation and also the training from HS2 Academy, no one would think about taking it so early. During the pandemic, when SAT and ACT exams have been pushed several times and kids are struggling to apply college without the testing scores, my son had it ready years ago.
High school study life in the US has been illustrated in an unrealistic way like, very flexible, very easy and not as intensive as the one in China. That’s so NOT accurate. In China, you have only one year intensively to prepare your kid to take the exams to go to your dream college and that single one national exam determines everything; while in the US, you have four years to prepare because every single exam score counts, every single step count, every single activity will be part of your kid’s college application. If you wait until the last minute to prepare for it, it would be too late. Without the mentor and coach from HS2 Academy, we would not go this far. I cannot say enough about the quality of the program and the counselor’s great help. The only thing I would recommend is to start early for your kid’s college life preparations and start it with HS2 Academy. You would not be regretful!
Wish everyone the best and we all have a brighter year in 2021!