- Prepare early. ...
- Nurture academic development. ...
- Focus on strengths and interests. ...
- Leave room for autonomy. ...
- Emphasize extracurricular activities. ...
- Pursue excellent test scores. ...
- Make sure they write and express themselves well... essays, persuasive skills are phenomenal. ...
- Be mindful of deadlines.... plan each year of high school meticulously
These fare un and unique middle school electives that students love taking—and teachers love teaching!
The Forgotten Middle school: : Ensuring Students are on Target for College and Career Readiness by High School
The process of preparing students to make successful transitions from middle school to high school is just as important as the process of preparing them to make successful transitions from high school to postsecondary education. Obstacles to college and career readiness must be met head on. We can take the steps necessary to ensure that every student learns the essential skills necessary to handle the rigorous high school coursework that prepares them for college and career. Let’s make these skills nonnegotiable minimum standards for all K–8 students. They deserve it.
Students should casually go to local college visits with parents, make it a fun experience. They should investigate different career pathways at career fairs. They should take assessments to identify careers in line with their interests. It is important that students continue to build their reading, writing, and mathematical skills.
It is important that students continue to build their reading, writing, and mathematical skills. Studies show that students who are off-track in 7th grade math are at higher risk for scoring below college benchmarks on the ACT in high school.
Grade point average should also become a focus for students at this age. High school transcripts permanently record grades that follow students to the postsecondary application process. Middle school is the best time to teach students about GPA and how performance affects their readiness.
We are a family on a mission to help high schoolers make prudent choices in college admissions.