Education

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Planning for college can be an exciting time for families. Touring your dream school, shopping for your dorm and filling out applications are all milestones in your college preparation process.

With advanced coursework, jobs, sports, extracurricular activities, friends, family and more, high-achieving students are busier than ever. Lucky for us, we were able to get these star students to slow down for a moment to share a bit of insight.

Since it was opened in 2015, Level Up Academy has stayed true to its mission of empowering students and teachers to create a classroom environment that fosters curiosity, innovation and problem solving.

From captain of the Nordic skiing team to proud member of the National Honor Society, Justin Blank, who has his sights set on a career as a doctor, is one high-achieving student. So take a moment and get to know one of our Prep Elite students.

If you’re looking to do some reading this summer, but don’t always have the ambition, Bookawocky could be a great place to start.

For parents seeking the learning environment that’s best for their child, the White Bear Lake Preschool Expo is the one-stop shop to learn about preschools in the area.

PowerUp and Mahtomedi Community Education have paired up to create an education and bonding opportunity for kids and their parents—PowerUp cooking classes have children and their parents working together to make healthy, kid-friendly recipes.

Rayme Nyembwe has enjoyed “learning how to collaborate with people who don’t speak my language.” Linnea Brown got a kick out of seeing a Skype view of an open-air, rooftop classroom in Port Au Prince, Haiti.

It seems the defining question of young adulthood is “What do you want to be when you grow up?” While this question might seem daunting, there is a program for those considering a career in fire service or first response: the Fire Explorers program through the White Bear Lake Fire Department.

The Early Childhood Learning Center at Tamarack Nature Center isn’t your ordinary preschool. In fact, from the moment you step onto the 320-acre property, it’s easy to see the unique center has much to offer its young learners.

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