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Preparing your high schooler for college

Vol. 55, Prg. 31–35
October 25–29, 2004

Although getting your high schooler ready for college can seem complicated, it doesn't have to be! This week, three members of the Patrick Henry College faculty join Michael Farris to highlight the essentials of a college-bound student's education. You'll discover that the key to strong college preparation is a simple focus on the right priorities, allowing you to simply enjoy the experience of homeschooling your high schooler.

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Learn to write well
Tips for essay-writing
Learn to study effectively
AP classes and SAT II exams
Tips for college applications

Guest: Monday & Tuesday

Robert Stacy

Dr. Robert Stacey is Chairman of the Department of Government and Associate Professor of Government at Patrick Henry College in Purcellville, Virginia. Dr. Stacey teaches one of the college's flagship courses, Freedom's Foundations, as well as The Presidency and various elective courses in public policy and political philosophy. In addition, he directs student research and writing projects as a part of the government department's student apprenticeship program and is a student adviser. Dr. Stacey is also co-director of the Patrick Henry College Public Policy Institute. He took his B.A. in political science at the University of Pennsylvania and his M.A. and Ph.D. in government at the University of Virginia. Prior to coming to Patrick Henry College, Dr. Stacey served as Visiting Assistant Professor of American Government at the University of Richmond and Assistant Professor of Political Science at Lee University.

Guest: Wednesday & Thursday

David Vanderpoel

Dr. David Vanderpoel is Dean of the Faculty and Chair of the Department of History at Trinity Christian School of Fairfax, Virginia. His educational background includes a B.A. in history from Wheaton College, an M.A. in European history from Adelphi University, an M.A.R. in theological studies from Westminster Seminary, and a Ph.D. in early modern Europe from New York University. His teaching responsibilities at Trinity include Ancient History, Advanced Placement European History, Church History, and the History of Western Thought.

In addition to his teaching experience at Trinity Christian School, Dr. Vanderpoel has served for a dozen years in the pastoral ministry, as an adjunct faculty member at Adelphi University and Patrick Henry College, and as a human resources and operations executive. He resides in Oakton, Virginia, with his wife Cyndi and their three children, Matthew, Timothy, and Nathan.

Guest: Friday

Gary Mason

Patrick Henry College Director of Admissions Gary Mason received his bachelor of arts from Greenville College in Illinois and his master of divinity from Asbury Theological Seminary in Kentucky. In addition to some years spent in pastoral ministry, he has worked in the admissions office at both of the schools where he received his degrees and, most recently, at Ball State University in Indiana. Gary joined the staff of Patrick Henry College in May 2004 and is excited to be a part of what God is doing there. Gary and his wife, Jill, have been happily married for 17 years and have two wonderful children.

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