Beat the Middle is based on the idea that actively pursuing higher education, which traditionally begins as a high school senior, should begin as early as middle school, and requires accountability to parents/mentors over time.
Most students desire to succeed in middle school; however, they may not have the right guidance and may stop trying when they reach high school. They get stuck in the middle!
The book outlines 12 factors of academic success that students and their parents/mentors can learn and apply together in an effort to beat the middle, including: Goals and Mentors, Time Management, GPA, College Entrance Exams, Extra- and Co-Curricular Activities, The Application Process...and much more!
This free resource highlights the action sheets for the first three conversations of the book. Check out the full resource "Beat the Middle: The Middle School Student's Guide to Academic Success" for more information.