Are you about to start high school?
If you’re embarking on this exciting life stage, I bet you have a a mixed bag of emotions: anticipation, excitement, anxiety, denial, and even a bit of fear…?!
That’s all normal, and all good!
What’s the best way to manage this mix of jitters?
Specifically, you have to think about the logistics, academics, and social aspects of your new high school life.
Here are the details.
The unknown can be overwhelming and anxiety-inducing for new high school students.
In the first week of school, make sure to:
Are there ways you can fast track your familiarization with the above logistics?
See if you can:
High school is a whole new ballgame academically.
The QUALITY of your work must be more solid than ever.
You need to get ready to step up to the plate.
Get your head around the QUANTITY OF ASSIGNMENTS you’re going to receive, as well as the QUANTITY OF CONTENT you’ll need to read.
Get your LEARNING SKILLS up to snuff from Day One in high school. You’ll need strong study and organizational skills to deal with higher expectations of and quantities of work.
Focus on time management, organization, and preparation skills.
Teachers will assume you have your learning and study skills in place. They won’t chase you down for assignments, after missed classes, or to make sure you grasp concepts.
Therefore, you must become a strong self-advocate. Your teachers need to know who you are, and what your goals and needs are.
Make a positive first impression.
You have more independence and autonomy in high school, so be proactive, and make sure your teachers know you and what you’re about.
Think about relationships with peers, teachers, and how you can get involved in extra-curricular activities at your new school.
Whatever you do, make sure you do the following:
Have fun and enjoy this wondrous time of life. Your high school experience will be what you make it!
Best wishes for a smooth transition and start!