After some research, I put together a list of suggestions that will help prepare you and your child for graduation. These are some things that I wished I would have done when my first-born was a freshman–it would have made her junior/senior year so much more enjoyable!!
- Provide classes that are designed to prepare your child for college;
- Suggest your child research careers that interest them. Learn what preparations they can make during the high school years;
- Research a few colleges that you/your child are interested in. Learn what their entrance requirements are and take those into consideration as you progress thru high school
- Have you child take the PSAT for practice. NOTE: This test is only offered one time per year during the month of October.
- Sign-up with the college board online. (www.collegeboard.org) They will send frequent emails to both you and your child–helping to keep you on track while working towards graduation;
- Keep accurate records of classes, grades, honors/awards, credits earned as well as community service, employment and outside activities;
- Create a transcript;
- Create a good a reliable ‘back-up’ system for all high school records and transcripts. If your computer crashes, you’ll still have all your data–we learned this thru experience;
- Consider financial situation as the high-school years (and beyond) can get expensive!!
~Enjoy the journey…