How to Succeed in High School

For 9th and 10th Grade Students

Enrollment in this course is now closed for this year — check back soon for next year!

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 eight Sunday afternoon classes of two hours each, one per month, running throughout the entire school year. The class format includes time for both instruction and individualized problem-solving, and the monthly frequency means we can check in to make sure plans are on track throughout the school year. Limit of twelve students per class.

  • Monthly Meeting Dates:
    October 2, November 6, and December 4, 2022
    Jan 8, Feb 5, Mar 5, Apr 9, and May 7, 2023
  • Time: 3pm – 5pm
  • Location: Annandale, Virginia
  • Price: $795 for 16 hours of instruction

Click the green button above to register and pay.


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.

Power through high school knowing how to build your unique academic and extracurricular skills that will help you get into a quality college!