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The Most Important Extracurricular Activities For College

Keeping your grades up in high school is certainly critical for getting into a good college. However, colleges don’t just look at your GPA and test scores – they also look at your extracurricular activities. Extracurricular activities are important to colleges because they give them a sense of your character and work ethic. But, what […]

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How To Make Switching Schools Easier

Changing schools is a really big deal for children. Not only is switching schools a big deal to your child consciously, but subconsciously as well. With so many changes going on to them and around them, such a change can have a major impact whether they realize it or not. But, there are ways to […]

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Henrico County Police introduce students to careers in law enforcement

As part of our Career Readiness Program, members of the Henrico County Police Department met with Brook Road Academy students this afternoon to discuss career possibilities in law enforcement.  Many thanks to the officers for taking the time to answer our students’ questions. To learn more about our Career and Transition Services and how we […]

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2 Common Reasons For Your Child To Transfer Schools

For most children, their school becomes nearly their entire universe. They make friends in school, they learn and adapt to new people in school, they may even make a few enemies in school. They develop interests, too–like sports or chess–and hopefully they’re able to get a good education in the process. But in some cases, […]

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Volunteer helps students with college applications and resumes

Job Coach Sue Story met with our juniors and seniors and conducted a workshop on applications and resume building skills.  Students were grateful to have benefited from Sue’s expertise! Community involvement is one that the things that make Brook Road Academy an exceptional school.  We are dedicated to helping our students prepare for life after graduation.  If […]

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Encouraging Your Kids to Make Positive Friendships

Friendships have a powerful impact on kids, especially as they enter adolescence. Your child’s friends can influence their grades, what activities they choose to participate in, and how they behave. As kids approach their teen years the need to fit in starts to become increasingly important and they often form cliques who have similar interests, […]

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Introducing After-School Archery Club

Brook Road Academy is excited to announce that it will be starting its Archery Club led by teacher Israel Melendez. The club will meet after school on Tuesdays from 3:30pm-4:15pm at Bass Pro Shops. After-school clubs and activities are based on our students’ interests.  Check out our other extracurricular opportunities here.

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Encouraging Your Kids to Make Positive Friendships

Friendships have a powerful impact on kids, especially as they enter adolescence. Your child’s friends can influence their grades, what activities they choose to participate in, and how they behave. As kids approach their teen years the need to fit in starts to become increasingly important and they often form cliques who have similar interests, […]

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How quality family time affects academics

If you’re like most families, time is precious. Between school, work and extracurricular activities, your family members are likely running in four different directions on any given day. You may feel that you rarely get a chance to connect to your children due to busy schedules, and you’re not alone, but researchers agree that spending […]

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The Importance of Sleep on Education

Sleep is important. Most people recognize that sleep has an impact on your overall mood and ability to focus, yet the actual value of sleep is often overlooked, especially when compared to studying, working and even recreation. There are many reasons students become sleep deprived, such as busy schedules, demanding deadlines, working late, and waking […]

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