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07/20/2015

Get Your Child Ready to Enter High School

Making the transition from middle school to high school can feel scary for your child. Entering a new school crowded with unfamiliar faces can be intimidating at first. Help your child through this transition and make sure they make the most of all their years in high school. The Tutoring Center in Hoover has some tips to help your child prepare for high school and get settled in this new environment.

Participate in Extracurricular Activities

Extracurricular activities provide a great way for your child to get to know their new classmates. High schools tends to have diverse options when it comes to choosing extracurriculars. Your child can try out for sports teams, join the choir or band or become a part of student government. There are countless clubs and organizations that may be geared towards your child's interests. Encourage your child to take part in some extracurriculars and find their passion.

Learn to Balance Commitments

Although your child will be spending a lot of time in school, having a social life is also important. If your child is participating in various extracurricular activities, it will be necessary to them to learn to balance those activities with school work. Keeping school commitments, extracurricular commitments and social commitments is order is essential. Help your child stay organized with a calendar or planner. Help them learn to prioritize tasks and meet deadlines without getting overwhelmed. These skills will be very helpful in the future.

Plan for the Future

Even if your child is just starting high school, it doesn't hurt to think about future plans. If your child wants to attend college, it's never too early to start preparing. Make sure you both understand high school requirements for graduation and for college admission so you can start to make a plan. Have your child start to think about potential college majors and figure out what high school classes can help them get there. However, don't get too caught up in planning ahead, and remember to enjoy every year of your high school career. As you enjoy summer vacation, don't completely put off getting ready for classesThe Tutoring Center in Hoover offers one-to-one tutoring sessions that can help target areas your child needs help with. Our academic programs focused in reading, writing, math and test preparation are sure to help your child improve in an academic environment. For more information or to schedule your free assessment, give us a call at (205) 987- 9577.

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