High School Seniors: How to Avoid Senioritis
Tags: Education, Students, College-Prep
The last semester of high school can be challenging. You’ve likely already been accepted into college and with the warmer weather the last thing you want to be doing is staying indoors all day. It’s easy to fall victim to senioritis but don’t fret. The end is in sight and before you know it you’ll be on your way to summer vacation as a college freshman! Here are some tips and tricks to help you stay focused during the last semester of high school.
It’s easy to forget about high school when your mind is already set on college. The best way to pass the time is by getting involved and staying active in the sports, clubs and events happening at your high school. Be creative and make the most of your last semester and do something that you have always been too busy to do. Try something new like audition for the spring play or collaborate with some of the student organizations at your school to plan a new community involvement event. Whatever you do, it’s important to find an outlet that challenges your creativity while also having fun – not to mention, your prospective college will love seeing you get more involved.
Intern-ships are a great way to gain real world experience and prepare you for your future career. A great internship will help you stay motivated in school and also give you unique insight into a field of your interest prior to college. Not only do internships prepare you for college and the real world but they also teach you valuable lessons that you don’t always get in school. Talk to your guidance counselor for opportunities to job shadow or work a few hours a week in a field you are interested in pursuing during college.
Oftentimes students stop trying as hard after they have been admitted to college, but the second half of the year is just as important as the first. Remember that colleges receive your midterm and final semester grades and are still expecting you to be consistent once you are accepted. To keep your spirits and GPA high, try creating a study group with some of your classmates. By meeting once or twice a week, a study group can help keep you accountable for your grades and encourage you to study even if you don’t want to.