The parents and students might not agree but the college planning for the students start at much early stage when they are into grade 6-8. This is the high time when the students must lay foundation for their high school and the college admission plans so that the entire process could be very successful. If they start planning it right now taking the correct step then in future, they can avoid some dreadful steps during the junior or senior days of the high school. Also early college planning makes sure that children don’t have to be troubled to improve their grades and marks when they are entering senior classes, a time which is too late to do so.
Thus to begin with planning for high school success a student should start earning top grades and also grasping the power of learning to develop skills in reading, math, listening, analysis, etc. All students should also learn to face challenges in various fields. Increasing competition in class can be a good way to take care of this. Using all the sense that one has in planning for the future one must make decisions to plan the best and perfectly suitable course which his available taking in mind the interests of the students. The role of the parents in planning for the various steps to earn high school credits cannot be denied. If the parents plan it now along with their children they will have to take less of burden in future when their children are going to enter college or any other professional course.
Student should also begin to experiment with the interests they have in various fields which include all school activities and also activities outside school like youth sports etc. Depending on the system of the school and the ability of the student, the student can be offered with the high school classes in the 7th-8th grade. For the top students, these courses are great challenges. If one gets the high school credit then the classes and grades will be reflected in the transcript during their college admission and giving them advantages over the others. The students should participate in various co-curricular activities and it should not be limited to the school. They must participate in community organizations, sports, volunteer opportunities, youth groups etc.
The kids must be in the habit of organizing their work, prioritize their work, balance the demands of classes and activities and learn how to become responsible. All these will help them during their high school days.