Teens [who forgo] such summer rituals as hitting the beach in favor of hitting the books — appear to be growing in number, according to high school and college administrators.
Students’ specific goals vary: improving SAT scores, gilding college applications or just freeing up class schedules so they can fit in yet another Advanced Placement course or internship.
But their motivations are much the same: boosting their chances of getting into top colleges at a time that may be the toughest ever, thanks to a population peak of high school seniors, greater rates of college attendance and a stagnant number of college slots.
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