Stay in School Tips for Success

  • Make a plan. Set goals. Good career planning is more important than ever. 2
  • In all fields, people without job-related technical and computer skills will have a more difficult time finding good opportunities, since they will be competing against those who have the skills.2
  • The 21st century offers unlimited opportunities for students who prepare to meet the challenges of tomorrow through careful academic planning and a commitment to learning.2
  • Your brain needs rest to perform at its peak. Lack of sleep makes the day seem longer and your tasks seem more difficult..2
  • Give yourself a time budget and plan your activities accordingly. Figure out how much free time you have each week before you add any commitments.2

  • Instead of agonizing and procrastinating, just do it. Wasting an entire evening worrying about something that you’re supposed to be doing is not productive, and can increase your stress2
  • You can’t do everything at once. Establish the importance of each item. Then set realistic goals that are attainable.2
  • An apprenticeship is an “earn while you learn” training opportunity. Apprentices are employees who are paid to learn a trade. The training includes on the job experience, classroom instruction and often includes opportunities to complete college degrees paid for by the particular apprenticeship office.2
  • Think about your goals, your likes and dislikes, your abilities and your resources2
  • More than half of all new jobs in the next decade will require a postsecondary certificate
    or degree.2
  • Start asking now. Don’t let pride get in your way – ask for help while you can.2
  • Think about your goals, your likes and dislikes, your abilities and your resources.2
  • Inquire about support classes (time management, study skills, writing labs, and so forth).5
  • Adolescence is not a disease, but a journey towards independence. It’s possible for both parents and their kids to enjoy this time—and even treasure it.9
  • As the brain’s complex architecture develops, teens do begin to learn from experience and adjust their behavior accordingly. They gain the ability to grasp the wider world in more complex and nuanced ways. This helps them develop their sense of right and wrong, as well as objectivity, empathy and judgment. They may become more motivated by self-esteem and personal achievement.9
  • Tobacco use decreases attention span and concentration.10
  • Alcohol & drug use impair the brain's ability to process information, form memories and recall information.10
  • Exposure to violence has negative psychological and physiological consequences that can have detrimental effects on school performance.10
  • When we give students positive social skills, we don't just help them feel better, we help them learn better too10
  • "No matter what you want to do with your life, I guarantee that you'll need an education to do it," -President Obama11

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