- Build a flexible schedule allowing for study time, extracurricular activities, and your other interests. Use a daytimer, calendar, or app to help you get organized.
- Get involved only in extracurricular activities in which you have a genuine interest and those to which you are willing to make the necessary time commitment.
- Make a four-year schedule of classes that increases your eligibility to attend the college of your choice.
- Start developing a high school resume by keeping a scrapbook of your accomplishments including articles about yourself, awards that you have won, and activities in which you have participated.
- Take your parents with you to talk to your counselor about your interests, post-secondary possibilities, and career information.
- Find out about summer jobs and how to gain the skills necessary to obtain one.
- Look into volunteer opportunities that will expand your experience and skills.