1. Develop strong study skills.
2. Do well in school. Give your academic work your fullest attention (at least two hours per night).
3. Get involved in one or several meaningful activities which are not only fun but which will help you grow personally. Those who get involved are typically more committed and energized about their entire school life.
4. Meet with your Guidance Counselor occasionally through the year to discuss school and life in general. Your Guidance Counselor is there to be an adult you can trust and to whom you can talk.
5. Begin the process of learning about various careers/jobs. Ask your Guidance Counselor to assist you.
6. You might want to begin thinking about the types of colleges and universities in which you might have an interest. Your Guidance Counselor will talk to you about early preparation work for college.