GEORGETOWN, Ky., Oct. 31, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Without high school, undergrad classrooms at colleges and universities nationally would sit empty. TheBestSchools.org, a leading online publication for ranking schools and degree programs, recognizes that students want not only to know the best colleges available for their education, but also to know which high schools offer elite instruction.
To assist in finding and recognizing outstanding high school programs, both public and online, TheBestSchools.org announces two new rankings:
- The 50 Best Online High School Diplomas
- The 100 Best Public High Schools in the U.S.
To better assist high school students as they move through one of these top schools and onto higher education, TheBestSchools.org welcomes the esteemed contributions of Dr. Patrick O'Connor, the former president of the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC). Dr. O'Connor, who recently served as the inaugural School Counselor Ambassador Fellow with the U.S. Department of Education, has authored four guides now at TheBestSchools.org for high school students transitioning to college or university:
- 9 Crucial Things to Do Before College
- How to Apply for College: What to Do and When
- How to Stand Out in Your College Application
- Paying for College: Financial Aid, Scholarships, and More
"It's easy to think that choosing a college is something you do only in your senior year of high school," says O'Connor. "But successful students will tell you that the best way to find a college that's right for you is to make the most out of every learning opportunity you have in high school. Some of those opportunities are in the classroom, but many more are outside the classroom, and they all play an important part in learning more about who you are, what you care about, and what comes next for you."
By bringing together rankings of leading high schools and offering expert advice on the steps from that foundation into higher education, TheBestSchools.org offers a smoother, more fulfilling educational experience for readers. Those who need assurance on positive secondary education decisions can better see the final goal.
"As an organizational member of NACAC, TheBestSchools.org strives for excellence in admissions counseling," says Dan Edelen, marketing director for TheBestSchools.org. "So, we are delighted to work with NACAC's former president, Dr. O'Connor, and to offer his expert advice to college-bound readers and their allies. Our ability to provide well-researched high school ranking information along with expert college admissions counseling for students is one reason why we remain a trusted leader in our field."
TheBestSchools.org is the authoritative source for school rankings — secondary, college & university, postgraduate, online, and on-campus — providing millions of prospective students with the information they need to find the right school for them. TheBestSchools.org is an educational website whose staff and advisory board believe learning transforms lives for the better and should be a lifelong pursuit.