Category: Blog

Get Ready for University Level Writing!

Summer may sound like a weird time to contemplate the university research paper, but I’d argue that it’s the perfect time. You’re not frantically working to meet a deadline or swamped with other commitments. And waiting to learn about essay writing in university itself brings the added pressure of grades. The learning process can be […]

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Beedie Luminaries, Bravo!

Options Solutions wants to extend our congratulations to the second cohort of Beedie Luminaries. This year, the program planned to welcome 105 students. However, due to the challenges resulting from COVID-19, Ryan and Cindy Beedie added an additional 23 students, welcoming 128 students in total.  The Beedie Luminaries *The students come from 64 high schools […]

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Great Books for High School Graduates

Celebrate the high school graduates in your life by giving them a book or two! Below we’ve got ideas for all kinds of students—those looking for some serious life advice, inspiration, knowledge, or a laugh.  For high school graduates looking for career insight… Grace Bonney’s In the Company of Women: Inspiration and Advice from over […]

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Upcoming English Workshops

With school wrapping up for most students and July just around the corner, the writing coaches at Options have been hard at work prepping for our summer workshop series. This July, we’re bringing back two of our most popular English workshops, English 101 and Intro to University Level Writing, to help students prepare for the […]

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Local Company Alert – Eatcouver

At Options, we have the privilege of working closely with families, and we proudly celebrate their ventures. Today, we’d like to introduce you to student blogger Max Laskin, an entrepreneur and a member of the Options community, and the social media account Eatcouver. Restaurant-owners in particular, take note!  Max writes: Greetings, We are reaching out […]

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Join us for US Admissions Boot Camp

Every year, I look forward to US Admissions Boot Camp for a few reasons. I love watching Options president Melinda Giampietro talk a mile a minute as she shares her insights into the American admissions process. I love seeing Educational Consultant Monika Gay explain how to conduct research into programs and schools. And I love […]

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In Praise of High School Physics

In British Columbia, high school students generally have four options for grade 11 science: Earth Science, Life Science, Physics, and Chemistry. If a student is interested in pursuing sciences or engineering at the university level, the recommended combination is Physics 11 and Chemistry 11. When I discuss these courses with students, the most polarizing is […]

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