Percent Harvard from HADES

<p>"The truth is incontrovertible, malice may attack it, ignorance may deirde it, but in the end; there it is, again."-Winston Churchill</p>

<p>Top BS's are self-selective. I mean, 15%(BS acceptance rate) * 25%(those who enrolled in Ivy)=4%! I know it's not mathematically correct, just to raise a point.</p>

<p>We would never know if a kid could get into the same university if he/she hadn't gone to a BS.</p>

<p>Something we have never talked about which is not available at most private schools: One factor that university adcoms (used to when I was there) add the most "points" to a kid's application was if he was an Eagle Scout. It is the only high school achievement that has been shown in multiple studies to correlate to success in college and the work force. The military still gives automatic promotion to those with it.</p>

<p>Glad to hear news on Eagle. My son is on target to get his Eagle this month. Because he is now attending a HADES school, he wants to enroll in an Ivy. If he gets his Eagle, maybe some Ivy school will take him.</p>

<p>gonnastop, what does the acceptance rate of the HADES school have to do with what your chances are? That is irrelevant.</p>

<p>tombs
His chances will increase. Stanford has a full four year tuition and R/B scholarship for an Eagle Scout every year.</p>

<p>I'm sorry PD, is the topic whether or not going to HADES helps you get into an Ivy or a good college (suggestively a top 30 school)?</p>

<p>I'm with Princess Dad. It doesn't. Really - these days being a high achieving kid from a local school may score you more points (top of the class, had to overcome odds - like inconsistent teaching, etc.)</p>

<p>However - there are some intangibles. Sadie2 said it very well. Like her daughter - my daughter wanted to be immersed in a school of high achieving students rather than be one of a handful. She wanted the "culture" of the boarding school, not a guaranteed pathway to an IVY (which she could do easier from here at less cost). She was looking for a common vocabulary.</p>

<p>I've seen brilliant teachers in local schools and mediocre ones in Boarding Schools. Matriculation stats are often predetermined by the subset of students selected who most likely are already on that trajectory. </p>

<p>Go for the experience and the education. Just because a percentage of students go to IVY league schools doesn't mean that a particular child will get the same result (or wants it).</p>

<p>Exie
You put the answer very well. That is why I have sent d to one because I want her surrounded by kids who think an A is ok, a B bad and strive for the A+.
I do not think it will help her chances of college other than peer pressure to do well rather than adequate.</p>

<p>Interesting article for those who are into HADES, IVIES, HARVARD.</p>

<p>Are</a> Colleges Worth the Price of Admission?</p>

<p>A little off topic here : nothing against Eagle Scouts, but the only one I ever knew was a psychopath. What, by the way is the equivalent in the Girl Scouts? ( I dropped Brownies after the third meeting and never signed my kids up :)).</p>

<p>Unfortunately, there is no comparison for girls. The Eagle Scout is a goal that a kid has to work hard for getting multiple "tickets stamped" on the way to do so plus a significant community service.</p>

<p>Actually, there is a Girl Scout equivalent. Senior Girl Scouts can get the Gold Award. It requires a large-scale community service project and a large amount of community service, leadership, and career hours.</p>

<p>Perhaps because of "male world" but more likely due to number of merit badges required over many years. While gold award impressive, does not compare</p>