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Strategies to Start the Year: Our Top Tips for Every Year of High School

Jul 10, 2023

Here are our top 3 tips for your first week back at school!

  • Introduce yourself to each of your teachers to set the stage for good communication for the rest of the year!
  • Get a syllabus for each of your classes and jot down important dates for each class in your planner or calendar.
  • If you think you might want to switch into a different class, be proactive and talk to your counselor as soon as possible! The class you want to switch into might fill up.

Are you starting your freshman year of high school this year? Here are some of our top tips to get you started on the right foot!

  • hBring a good notebook and pen so that you can take detailed notes about class expectations, materials, and policies that will guide you for the year ahead.
  • Get excited about all of the fun clubs and sports teams your school offers so that you’re all ready to try out when the time comes!
  • Establish good study habits — high school is more academically intense, and every student will need to put effort into studying to ensure good grades!

Are you starting your sophomore year in high school?Here are our top tips for students entering 10th grade:

  • Stay on top of your assignments, earn good grades and continue participating in clubs and groups at school that you liked last year.
  • Consider taking the PSAT in October if it is offered and start preparing for the SAT.
  • iStart researching basic information about colleges.

Your junior year is often the most challenging time of a high school student's career.If you'll be starting junior year this fall, here are our top tips for you!

  • Stay on top of your grades at school and build great relationships with your teachers
  • Aim to complete your standardized testing by the end of your junior year
  • Research colleges, plan in-person/virtual campus tours, and build your college list!

Are you starting your senior year of high school?Here are our top tips for students entering 12th grade:

  • Start working on your college applications EARLY!
  • Continue to put in full effort at school and maintain good grades, even after college applications are submitted.
  • Spend quality time with family and friends.

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