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Pick Your Own Pumpkins at these Charlotte Pumpkin Patches. Updated with Safety Protocols for 2020 & Closures

We’ve rounded up the best you-pick pumpkin farms in and around Charlotte. Make a day trip out of it as many have hayrides, petting zoos and fall themed activities for the whole family. Please visit responsibly and...

Co-parenting Suggestions for this COVID-19 Halloween

Halloween is typically a favorite holiday for my family, although this year is expected to look much different thanks to COVID-19. As our children have grown up, October was always a month that we all looked forward...

Grade by Grade: How to Stay on Track as a High School Student During Covid-19

The college process is certainly daunting, especially when going through it at a time so much is uncertain, but try not to fret too much. Though the landscape of college applications and admissions seems to be changing...

Why Go to Boarding School? Which Ones Might Be for Your Child? Find Out in this Upcoming Webinar Series.

Boarding School 360 is an upcoming webinar series to introduce families to the boarding school community, to the overall experience, and to provide time to learn about individual schools in smaller virtual venues.  Katie Garrett of Garrett Educational...

Advice from a Pro: How to Have a Healthy Divorce

You might not expect to see the words ‘divorce’ and ‘healthy’ in the same sentence, as it likely seems like an oxymoron due to how society portrays separation and divorce. However, as a divorce attorney and licensed...

Here are Tips for Virtual Learning from Our Educational Consultants (Great for WFH too)

Guest post by Garrett Educational Consulting with input from Michele Mannering, PhD, of Myers Park Pediatric Psychology Many students took their first dive into virtual learning last spring and quickly realized that it’s not...

Student Volunteer Opportunities During Covid-19

Guest post by Garrett Educational Consulting. Between the new reality of online-classes and cancelled extracurriculars, students are developing an unbalanced ratio of more time on their hands and less to do. However, the restricted...

College During Covid: Updates to the Common App

The Common Application officially opened on August 1st - here’s what you and your student need to know. Guest post contributed by Garrett Educational Consulting. What is the Common App?

College During Covid. Colleges in the Southeast That Are Still Hosting In-Person Tours

In this article, we shared with you Garrett Educational Consulting's suggestions on several colleges in the SE that, while not conducting in person tours, are open for visits and touring on your own. This week, GEC covers...

Places to Buy Children’s Face Masks in Charlotte

By now it is probably safe to say we have all run the emotional gamut of COVID-19. Some days we "do it for the safety of others" other days we're just flat out over it. The reality...

College Bound During Covid: These SouthEast Colleges Are Open for Independent Self-Guided Tours

Campus tours are certainly one of the most helpful tools when deciding where to apply to colleges. Unfortunately, conditions have caused most schools to momentarily paused their campus tours and information sessions due to COVID-19. However, there...

Two Charlotte High Schoolers Start a Cookie Business In their Free Corona Time

Ella Culpepper and Mae Strauss are the Charlotte high school seniors behind The Baker & The Scribe Baking Co. They started the Baker & The Scribe early this summer during lockdown, to share a love of baking...

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