How to Succeed in High School

For 9th and 10th Grade Students

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How to Succeed in High School for 9th & 10th Grade Students (2019-2020)

I am very happy to once again offer “How to Succeed in High School” for students who intend to ace high school! Join us for six weekend classes of two hours each. The class format includes time for both instruction and individualized problem-solving. Limit of twelve students per class.

  • Meeting Dates:
    October 12 and November 23, 2019
    January 11, February 15, March 21, and April 25, 2020
  • Time: 1pm – 3pm
  • Location: Annandale, Virginia
  • Price: $595  for 12 hours of instruction

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The main task for early high school students is to identify where they want to direct their efforts, and to find opportunities to start honing specialized abilities. In this class we start by learning about and monitoring our organizational skills. Later in the class we design our individualized high school plans, learn about extracurricular opportunities by meeting extraordinarily accomplished high school seniors,  and plan for leadership in school and community service.

In this class, I explain how high school success is  like a three-legged chair, with three essential supports:

  1. Academics
  2. Character
  3. Skill Development (through both academic and extra-curricular activities)

Students work to define personal and extra-curricular strengths and making realistic plans with tangible steps to reach our goals. Start high school knowing how to build your unique academic and extracurricular skills that will help you get into a quality college.