Tips for Starting High School

Going to high school is a big step in every young adult’s life. Check out our tips below for starting high school.

Visit The School Before the First Day

Many high schools have freshman orientation, where they invite incoming students to tour the school and get their schedules. During this time, they will show you where the gym, cafeteria, freshman lockers, and bathrooms are so that you are more comfortable and prepared on your first day. If your school does not have an orientation day, you can ask an older sibling, friend, or neighbour to give you a tour and help you locate your classes on the first day.

Get Involved

High school opens new opportunities for you to get involved in new sports and activities. Get involved in a club or sport that you enjoy. It’s a great way to make new friends that share the same interests.

Pick Fun Electives

High school is probably the first time that you’re able to choose electives. There are a number of classes to choose from, including music, art, computer science, and so on. Choose electives that you will enjoy and won’t be too challenging. You’ll want to see how well you handle your core courses before you start taking on more challenging electives in later years.

Ask Questions

It can be scary being in a new place with new people, and you can shy from answering and asking questions in class. Remember, just because no one asked doesn’t mean that everyone understands what’s going on. You and your classmate will be glad that you did.

Don’t Forget to Do Your Homework

It is crucial that you stay on top of your schoolwork. Not only will it guarantee that you get good grades, but it will show the areas that you need to work harder in. Skipping homework will put you behind your classmates and you’ll have to work twice as hard to catch up. Make sure you give your brain a break during study sessions.

Be Strategic With How You Spend Your Time

If you want to hang out with your friends on the weekend, make sure you schedule a time to study before or after. It’s important to have balance, and not neglect one for the other. Be realistic about the way you schedule your activities so that you don’t end up falling behind or feeling like you don’t see your friends anymore. 

Transitioning to high school doesn’t have to be scary. It is a new world of responsibility and independence. At CanSTEM Education, our goal is to create a productive learning environment that all of our students will benefit from. To learn more contact us at: 647-568-0258, 647-709-0258, or 647-847-1231.


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