High School Success Resources

Overcoming Obstacles to Success

Everyone wants to do well and be successful, both in and outside of school. However, there are many obstacles and stressors that can make it more difficult to succeed. When it comes to school, there are generally three categories that one may relate to:

  1. “I don’t understand the material.” (Learning Difficulty)
  2. “I have too much to do.” (Overwhelmed Difficulty)
  3. “I don’t care, school is dumb.” (Motivation Difficulty)

Once you have identified the specific area you are struggling with, please reference the correlating section to find resources that can assist you.

Learning Difficulty

  1. Ask for Help (Network/Be Proactive)
  2. Tutoring
  3. Studying Tips

Overwhelmed Difficulty

  1. Time Management
  2. Task Management

Motivation Difficulty

WHY: Find your Passion/Purpose

  1. Career Exploration
  2. Extracurricular: Clubs, Sports, Volunteer, Employment

HOW: Begin with the end in mind

  1. Regents Scholarship (Start Early)
  2. AP/CE Courses
  3. How School Can Help You

WHAT: GRADES & GPA are the critical focus of High School

  1. Introduce: Attendance & Paying Attention
  2. Explore: Class Participation & Taking Notes
  3. Practice: Doing Homework & Studying
  4. Apply: Taking Quizzes & Exams
  5. Receive: Getting your Grade & Repeat

Successful Tips

Being a successful student doesn't necessarily mean earning an A+ on every assignment. So what does it mean? What does a successful student do? 40 Characteristics of Successful Students Review this and see how you measure up. What are your strong points? What could you do better?

The websites below can help you with everything from time management to exam preparation. Take a look and see how these resources can help you become a more successful you.

Keeping Up Your Grades

  1. Stay Organized
  2. Communicate with your Teachers
    • Talking with your Teachers - This is the #1 Help resource! They know the material and the assignments. Use your PACK, RoCK, and Flex hours to contact your teachers and work on your assignments where you can ask questions. Contact your School Counselors and tell them you need some extra help.
  3. Use Powerschool
  4. Be Ahead of Deadlines
  5. Plan Ahead for Tests
  6. Online Homework Helps