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Does High School Start Too Early?

Does High School Start Too Early?

Why some schools are letting their students sleep in. In 2016, several high schools in Washington state pushed back their ...
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Are High School  Dress Codes All  They’re Cracked Up to Be?

Are High School Dress Codes All They’re Cracked Up to Be?

We want to know what you think! Across the country, more than half of public schools enforce some sort of ...
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After the Storm

After the Storm

How Hurricane Michael changed my life. In October 2018, Hurricane Michael struck the Florida panhandle as a Category 5 storm ...
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What If I Don’t Get Accepted to My Dream School?

What If I Don’t Get Accepted to My Dream School?

There are plenty of other fish in the sea. There’s no way to sugarcoat it. Getting rejected from your dream ...
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You Majored In What?

You Majored In What?

Check out the most popular — and unique — majors in Florida. There are more than 300 schools and colleges ...
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UF Seeks High School Student Applicants for Science Summer Program

UF Seeks High School Student Applicants for Science Summer Program

Hosted by the UF/IFAS College of Agricultural and Life Sciences GAINESVILLE, Fla. – This summer, Florida high school students have ...
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What if I don’t know what I want to be when I grow up?

What if I don’t know what I want to be when I grow up?

You’re not alone. Here are some tips to help you figure it all out. Things are about to get real ...
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What If You Could Be a Kid Forever?

What If You Could Be a Kid Forever?

Sadly, you can’t. Here’s what changes when you turn 18. If you’re reading this story, chances are you’re already 18 ...
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What Does it Take  to Run for Office?

What Does it Take to Run for Office?

You could be president! One of the coolest perks of turning 18 is that you finally get to vote. Voting ...
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Nothing’s gonna hold ME back

Nothing’s gonna hold ME back

Meet four students who wouldn’t let anything stop them from achieving their goals. Can’t stop. Won’t stop. That was the ...
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Real Life. Real Expenses.

Real Life. Real Expenses.

How to have fun without spending a lot of money. Being a teenager can be expensive. But it doesn’t have ...
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The Best Decision I Made in High School

The Best Decision I Made in High School

Make this year count! New year. New you! Want to make this school year the best one yet? We asked ...
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Hello Future Graduates!

Hello Future Graduates!

We are so excited to bring you this year’s edition of Florida Trend’s NEXT. As always, this magazine is all ...
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Get Smart Guide

Get Smart Guide

Florida’s public and private colleges offer a wide range of degrees, certificates and experiences; many also offer online degree programs ...
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Florida Education Guide

Florida Education Guide

Educational Options in Florida Choosing a college is a major decision. Understanding what is important to the student is the ...
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Feeling Anxious or Depressed?

Feeling Anxious or Depressed?

Talk About It About 20% of American teens struggle with some kind of mental health issue. The most common conditions ...
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Calculating the Real Cost of Student Loans

Calculating the Real Cost of Student Loans

Use the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form to apply for financial aid for college. After filling out ...
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The Perks of Work-Study

The Perks of Work-Study

How to get a college job that works for you. Use the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form ...
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You Can Be a Millionaire

You Can Be a Millionaire

The financial literacy skills you learn today can seriously affect your future. Experts recommend having at least $1,000,000 in savings ...
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Graduation 101

Graduation 101

What does it take to earn a high school diploma? Your Goal Graduation. We’re here to help. Many students don’t ...
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What If You Didn't Have to Take the SAT or ACT?

What If You Didn’t Have to Take the SAT or ACT?

Love ’em or hate ’em, they’re not going away anytime soon. Across the country, experts are weighing in on whether ...
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Pay Less and Graduate Debt-Free

Pay Less and Graduate Debt-Free

Take some time to apply for scholarships and look forward to celebrating graduation day free of debt. With so many ...
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Words Matter

Words Matter

Making fake threats is no joke An increase in school shootings in recent years has many schools across the country ...
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Mentors Matter - How to find a match

Mentors Matter – How to find a match

A mentor is someone, usually an adult, who helps you achieve your goals. By sharing what they’ve learned from their ...
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Get Paid to Go to College

What If You Could Get Paid to Go to College?

You can! Here’s how. Scholarships are the best form of financial aid. Unlike loans, which have to be repaid, scholarships ...
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Imagine the Possibilities

Imagine the Possibilities

There’s more to college than what you see on TV. Do you ever feel like all movies and TV shows ...
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Community Service Do’s and Don’ts

Community Service Do’s and Don’ts

Do make an impact. Don’t miss out. Many scholarships, including Florida Lottery’s Bright Futures, require you to complete community service ...
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Finishing High School? Now What?

Now What?

A semester-by-semester guide to your junior and senior years. As juniors and seniors, you are about to embark on the ...
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Real LIFE. Real DEBT.

Real LIFE. Real DEBT.

When Khiem Nguyen, 31, graduated from the University of Miami in 2009, he hadn’t just earned a degree. He had ...
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