Planning For Success Slide Show
Planning for Success – Transitioning from Middle School to High School
Words that describe high school: exciting, stressful, lots of great activities, more homework, more responsibilities, growing up, finding my place, being overwhelmed
Here are some things you can you do to help your student have the best possible, most successful experience in high school.
Plan for success - physically
Make sure that your student is in good health – have their vision and hearing checked along with a good physical exam.
Plan for success – learning readiness
If the student has previously struggled in school in a particular area you might consider tutoring or evaluation for learning discrepancies and identifying any “gaps” in learning that need to be bridged (these services can be found through Sylvan or Tayna Goldbeck).
Consider a summer reading or speed reading program (Public library reading programs; St. Anne’s has hosted a speed reading program for the last several years –this program is designed for readers at all levels ).
Plan for success - organizationally
High school takes more effort and organization than middle school, so:
help your student get organized at home – pens, pencils, map colors, card stock, poster board, notebook paper, printer paper ...
help your student get binders, locker and backpack organized
help your student develop good study habits
make sure you and your student know how to use Ren Web