FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Does TeenFax meet a need for students?
Yes, absolutely. Students need a way to document their academic and extracurricular achievements electronically in one place. When applying for Honor Societies, students need to demonstrate a certain level of achievement to be accepted. When applying for a job, a scholarship or college, students must demonstrate that they have accomplished more than just getting good grades. TeenFax shows students important areas where they need to demonstrate achievement early in their school careers, so they have time to accomplish more. Countless parents, students and educators have provided positive feedback and shown excitement about how TeenFax meets a significant need for their children. Many have stated they wished this was available before their kids went to college, as it would have encouraged them to do more and made the scholarship and college application process much easier.
Does TeenFax provide value Schools?
Yes, it helps schools prepare students to be career and college ready. By helping students document their academic and extracurricular achievements, teachers and guidance counselors now have a tool that allows them to review student activities inside and outside of school. Students who are overachievers are identified and can work with other students to encourage and foster more achievement. Underachievers can be identified early and provided help in finding activities they might enjoy and encouraged to get involved with sports, clubs, theater, community service, etc.
What are the ultimate goals of the TeenFax program?
The main goal of TeenFax is to help students become career and college ready. It gives teachers and counselors a valuable tool to monitor student achievement and provide encouragement to those students who may need a slight nudge or guidance to accomplish more.
What is the best grade level to start the program with?
While middle school students are years away from college, TeenFax believes that the earlier students start thinking about their achievements, the more they will strive to achieve throughout their school careers. Fifth and sixth graders are a terrific starting point as most students have achievements in academics, sports, music or volunteering by these grade levels. When these students reach high school, they will already have a significant base of achievements and a desire to achieve more. Contact us to get your school started.
Would students need a personal email address?
The system does require an email address for students to register. What we've found is that most students already have their own email address or if not, they can use one of their parent's email addresses. In the event a student has neither a personal or parent email address to use, we encourage them to talk with their parents to create one using a service like Google's Gmail or Microsoft's Hotmail.
What time commitment is required?
The time commitment required to make the TeenFax program a success at your school is minimal. If you follow the proposed introduction plan and utilize the existing collateral it will be easy to incorporate TeenFax into the curriculum as a small project to engage your students and get them excited. Please contact us for more information.