To make student transition go smoothly, review these three factors for high school success:
Learn about your new school environment. This means to work on adjusting to the campus. Learn everything you can about the school, classes, and teachers.
• Understand policies regarding attendance, dress code, and discipline.
• Learn your teachers’ policies about class rules, homework, and grading.
• Know your way around the campus including how to find classes, the library, office, and restrooms.
• Listen to the daily bulletin for important information.
Come to school ready to learn with a binder and dividers along with a planner that works..
• Record daily work in your planner.
• Do homework the day it is assigned.
• Label and put away all homework papers.
• Check grades often on the ABI.
• Ask for help!
Kingsburg High School offers students many opportunities to get involved in life outside the classroom. Activities give students the ability to learn leadership skills, team building, and time management. Involved students are usually motivated to come to school and remain grade eligible. Campus activities include agriculture, clubs, drama productions, music, sports, and student government.
Appointments for academic questions and personal-social issues are taken on a daily basis. To request an appointment, sign up on the clipboard in the office. It is located on Mrs. Matthews’ desk.
Questions? Email Mrs. Apgar at [email protected]
In the spring, 9th graders will receive an academic presentation that highlights post secondary options, high school graduation requirements, university entry requirements, and KHS class offerings. Students will formulate a basic 4-year plan for graduation from high school and entry to their post secondary choice. This plan will be revised every school year during registration.
You know the deal: There are just 24 hours in each day. What you do with that time makes all the difference. While high-school students average 35 hours per week of class time, college students log an average of 15 to 18 hours per week.
Getting your "free" time under control now will help prepare you for managing that extra 20 hours a week come freshman year of college — when you'll need to study and want to socialize more than ever.
If you don't already, start using a daily planner. This could be a datebook you keep in your bag, an online version you maintain at home, or both. It's easy to over-schedule or "double-book" if we aren't careful. Manage your time wisely and you'll get the maximum out of each day.
If you've got them, great. If not — well, there's still time to develop them. Good study habits include these basics:
It's important to set goals, as long as they're attainable. Setting goals that are unreasonably high is a set-up — you'll be doomed to frustration and disappointment.
Listen to your teacher and stay focused. Be sure that you understand the lesson. If you don't understand something, ask questions! You've heard it before, but "the only dumb question is the one you don't ask" is absolutely true. If you've been paying attention, it definitely won't be a dumb question.
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Kingsburg, CA 93631
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Kingsburg, CA 93631