What is Support Lab?

At Northwest Liberty School we often talk with students about different struggles within their academics. A common theme we found was the challenge students’ face of finding time and a quiet place to study without distractions. We find it important to help students from every angle of learning, which is why we started “Support Lab” […]

By Kerry Wagner | Blog

In Pursuit of Education and Renewal

The message below is part of a post I did for an online discussion board for one of my current doctoral courses. As it pertains to me as a student and my desire to foster options for other much younger students, it serves to frame what learning can and should be. Hold me accountable, and […]


Cramming For The SAT – A Quick Guide for Procrastinators

  The Night Before Download a free practice test from Collegeboard. Look at the different sections and read the instructions. Try ten random (not the first ten) questions from each section. Make sure to check out the instruction for the grid-in math questions, as this can be confusing the first time you look at it. […]


Should you take the SAT or the ACT?

by Kate Brehm, Math/Science/Test Prep Specialist High school students who have their eyes set on college commonly ask this question: Can both exams be used as entrance exams for universities around the United States?   Let’s do a quick comparison of what each test offers:   SAT ACT Test Length 3 hours Optional 50-minute essay […]


How to Make the Most of Your Tutoring Session

Help them Help You Written by Kate Brehm, Math/Science/Test Prep Specialist If you are new to one-on-one tutoring, you may not know what to bring or how to be prepared for your first session. Here are some easy tips to make sure you get the most out of your limited time and leave feeling more […]


Summer Accelerated Math: A Community Forum

Making an informed decision is important especially when considering a math “jump” during the summer. Northwest Liberty School & Education Resource Center is pleased to host an evening about this summer’s accelerated math courses. I will be joined by two Northshore school counselors, Frank Delino, Skyview Junior High, and Bryan McNiel, Inglemoor High School. Information […]


Who Attends NWLS? Our Provided Solutions.

Northwest Liberty School serves different needs of students who: 1)  need to make up credits. 2)  need help with a subject or multiple subjects. 3)  are advanced or accelerated and need an additional course. 4)  need a place to study, work, and get help. 5)  have studied abroad or are planning to and need to orchestrate coursework. 6)  missed too […]


Why the push for AP-athetic results?

Setting the scene- Thousands of Illinois students can’t pass AP Exams, won’t get college credit – Chicago Tribune The Advanced Placement Scam– Last Spring, I had a chance to talk with the chancellor of a local university and asked him about pushing students to take numerous high school AP courses. Based upon the university’s observation […]

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