Transition to high school: What to expect


Strategies for success Attendance Organization Homework Peer relationships Advocating Attend school daily Establish “lights out” routine and remove electronics. Make sure they are eating breakfast. Accept no excuses for not attending school unless seriously ill. Learn the school policy for excusing absences. Organization/lessons Provide student with basic calendar/planner. Make sure student has a place to save [...]

Full-year action plan for high school freshmen


Fall: Plan for the year ahead Meet with your counselor to discuss your college plans. Review your schedule with him or her to make sure you're enrolled in challenging classes that will help you prepare for college. Colleges prefer four years of English, history, math, science and a foreign language. Use College Search to find [...]

What to consider during your freshman year


What every parent of a freshman should know When a student enters high school in their freshman year, everything starts to count. End-of-semester grades will determine your child's grade point average, or GPA. All courses taken, grades earned and credits accumulated become part of his/her cumulative transcript. Activities, honors and awards from the freshman year can [...]

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