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Heading back to school can be a little stressful. We’ve put together a list of 5 simple tips that can help! Our first three come from the NASP (National Association of School Psychologists). You can read full list of back-to-school tips NASP has to offer here. 1. For the first week of school keep your [...]

Education is our passion here at UpGrade, so we love resources that help children get a head start on learning. For instance, if you are looking for a website to help your toddler or young child begin to use a computer you can check out Owlie Boo. The site was designed by parents who sought [...]

We are offering only one course for each the SAT and ACT this Spring, but individual test prep sessions are available for your student. To see the information for our courses and individual test prep, click here.

Halloween is coming up fast! If you a busy mom needing some quick Halloween guidance, here’s a link that can help you out! MomsEveryday.com has a nice setup full of trick-or-treating safety, ideas for candy alternatives, and pumpkin carving tips. If you’re looking for some fun Fall events around Waco this weekend, Fall Farm Day [...]

We know its not the stuff you put in your house that makes it a home, but there are a few touches that can make your home even cozier. Those little touches can also make seasonal changes more exciting for your children, especially if they can help make them! Here are some Fall decorating ideas [...]

We have just completed and put up the new schedule for the Fall 2012 ACT/SAT Test Prep Courses. We are excited to help you or a student in your life get ready for one or both tests. Check out our new schedule to see how we can help! New Fall ACT/SAT Schedule

This week we’ve put together a list of 5 fun experiments you can do at home with your child. Its a great way to spend quality time with your family, have some fun, and sneak in some learning. You should be able to find most of the needed materials at home, and the materials that [...]

Hello everyone! We hope you had a great Fourth of July last week! We are back this week to continue our list of Top Summer Fun Picks! Here are the remaining five places and events for you to enjoy! 6. Skate World. Skate World is a great place for birthday parties, laser tag, or just [...]

Summer is in full swing for most of you parents out there and we are offering plenty of summer learning camps to help keep your child engaged (which you can explore more about here). Outside of our awesome camps, we would like to bring you… UPGRADE’S TOP SUMMER FUN PICKS! Our list of all amazing [...]

Did you know that exercise can be beneficial to your brain? Especially over long term, it can help keep mental diseases like Alzheimer’s at bay. We at UpGrade believe firmly that exercise can help children learn (its even part of our learning camp this summer), but its also important for parents to stay mentally and [...]