The beginning of high school is an exciting time. For many of you, it’s a time for adjusting to a new school, making new friends and becoming more independent. It’s also a time to start thinking about life after high school. The sooner you start thinking about what you are interested in doing, the easier your choices will be later on. Here are some things you can start doing to succeed this year.
Tips for the school year
- Engage in extracurricular activities. Joining a club, team sport or other group is a great way for you to meet new people and to learn more about college and career interests.
- Start talking to your parents and family members about the importance of college. If you need help, have your child talk to other friends, family, counselors and teachers about the benefits of getting a higher education.
- Meet with your counselor to begin exploring different careers. Ask about the tools and resources available to you such as skill and interest inventories, career shadowing, career fairs and online programs, etc.
Click on the 9th Grade PDF flyer to see specific tips for the Fall and Spring semesters.