Class 101, a national network of college planners, recognized Karen Lane DeRosa and the Class 101 Dayton OH South location as the “Rookie of the Year” at the company’s national convention at California Lutheran University on June 24 and 25, 2019. Class 101 opened this first location in the Miami Valley in August 2018. In the Dayton’s location first eleven months, it has risen to be one of the top performing locations in the nation. Class 101 Founder Tom Pabin announced that DeRosa was the national “Rookie of the Year,” and the Dayton OH South location (in Springboro) is on pace to set the
Congratulations, Class of 2019! Class 101-Dayton OH South opened in August of 2018. In our first senior class, students achieved a 93% acceptance rate to schools, including the University of North Carolina, Case Western Reserve University, Baylor University, Rhodes College, Loyola University Chicago, Belmont University, The Ohio State University, Miami University, the University of Cincinnati, Xavier University, Indiana University, and many more. Our first class of seniors achieved more than $1.74 million dollars in merit scholarships and outside scholarships, including those awarded by the
With nearly every activity measured and quantified, today’s teens can start to resemble elaborate equations. On the other side of the equal sign, they hope to see college admissions, financial aid, and scholarships. At Class 101, we firmly believe that our students are more than numbers. However, when GPAs reduce years of high school to two or three digits, and college applications record a series of scores, points and years, it can be tough to persuade a high school junior that he/she is more than a number. Even volunteer hours become part of the calculation, and volunteering starts to appear
The winter waiting game for high school seniors can be brutal. As they begin to wonder if they applied to the right schools, if their scores were high enough, if financial aid will be enough, if they are enough, a false sense of urgency builds. At the same time, colleges are "dangling more merit-based financial aid and urging applicants to commit early in the process" (Oberlin, University of Chicago and Other Elite Colleges Extend Application Deadlines, Wall Street Journal, Jan. 29, 2019). Class 101 helps students navigate the admissions process before, during, and after they apply. This is a
When you Google “improve ACT Score,” there’s no shortage of advice among the 164,000,000 results. There are many different study plans to help you raise your score. And there are almost as many tutors. Most students easily can find a reputable tutor in their community for instruction and support. We encourage students to find the right tutor who matches their schedules and learning styles as well as meeting their expectations for their test-taking calendar and strategies. It is also critical for each student to have confidence that he/she can be his/her best teacher. Students can
Thank you to the Springboro Chamber of Commerce and to members of the Springboro Optimists and BNI's Success Network for celebrating with Class 101 at our ribbon-cutting event on November 8, 2018 with us. Special thanks to the Springboro High School Chamber Choir for performing and to our Class 101 students and families! We are grateful for each of you! Thank you for helping us to grow this amazing service.