Getting Ready for the Future!
ü Understand your learning style- do you learn better by seeing, hearing, or doing? Take the Learning Style Quiz on www.educationplanner.org.
ü Develop good study habits and organizational skills.
ü Take school seriously and do your best to get good grades.
ü Do your homework and be responsible.
ü Keep open communication with your parents about school.
ü Get involved in the community, sports, or clubs.
ü Start thinking about what you may want to be when you grow up
ü Understand your personality and explore careers that may fit your personality. Take the career assessment on www.educationplanner.org.
ü Review career options or general types of jobs that may interest you (for example: business, teaching, counselor, engineer, computers, and doctor). Visit www.educationplanner.org.
ü Shadow a parent at work if possible.
ü Keep your grades up and continue to do your homework.
ü Get involved- join clubs, sports, or community volunteer work.
ü Continue to develop very good study habits and organizational skills.
ü Learn how to manage your time-prioritize.
ü Keep doing your homework!
ü Learn more about your self as a person. Explore your interests, strengths, and abilities. Take the Self-Assessment Quiz on www.educationplanner.org.
ü Start to think about the type of education you will need beyond high school (for example: college, career school, and/or military.
ü Ask questions about your high school course selection.
ü Meet with Ms. Hackett to discuss options and expectations for 9th grade.
ü Communicate with your parents about course selection, college, technical school, and/or career plans.
ü Research financial aid with your parents. Visit www.fafsa.ed.gov.