Tips for Grades 9-12 

Here are tips for helping students in grades 9-12 succeed.

  • Make schoolwork a priority when planning your children's work and extracurricular activities.
  • Communicate nightly with your children and ask them about school schedules and school work.
  • Set an exact time in the evening when you will go over your child's schoolwork.
  • Discuss world events with your child.
  • Encourage your child to begin working on assignments right away to avoid procrastination and unwanted stress.
  • Create academic goals with your child.
  • Write down the reasons your child wants to succeed in school. When a day gets difficult, your child can review all of the good reasons they want to succeed.
  • Begin talking to your child about what he or she wants to do after high school.
  • Work with your child to research colleges and plan college visits
  • Discuss different career paths and set up times throughout where your child can shadow a person in the career they wish to pursue in the future.
  • Talk to your child about the importance of education and homework.
  • Meet with your child's teachers early in the school year.
  • Attend parent-teacher conferences, open houses, and report card pick-up days.
  • Compliment and display your child's work. Praise his/her effort.
  • Set a regular place and time for your child to read and do homework.
  • Take your child to the library to get a library card. Encourage your child to visit the library often.
  • Talk with your child regularly about his/her interests and activities.