School is back in action! Students might be more or less excited about getting back into the school grind, but there are some things students and parents can do to set students up for success this school year:
The news is riddled with stories of college applicants bucking the system and working outside of the rules to get into universities of their choice.
College acceptance nowadays takes so many things into consideration when evaluating an applicant. It's more than just about their grades. It's about their extracurricular activities, the sports teams they are on, the clubs they are in, their standardized test scores, and who they are as a person. The stakes are high and students are feeling the pressure.
School is back in action! You might be more or less excited about getting back into the school grind, but there are some things you can do to set yourself up for success as you start this new semester:
- Shop for your favorite school supplies: Who doesn’t like to parade down the aisles of pens, notebooks, and binders! Treat yourself to your favorite school supplies to get you excited about taking class notes and getting your homework done.
- Memorize your class schedule: Don’t get stuck in between classes not knowing where you are going to next! Memorization is key.
One of the most challenging parts of heading off to college or university is paying for tuition. However, there are a number of scholarships, awards and grants for students to help offset and cover those costs, many of which are service focused.
Have you been diligent in completing service hours throughout your high school career? Make sure you use these hours to benefit your future!
Tracking personal volunteer hours is an important part of serving your community! With every hour and service experience you keep track of, you get to see your individual impact on the world. An easy way to do this is with x2VOL+ where you can set your personal volunteer goals, easily track the hours you’ve served, get your hours verified and more. x2VOL+ is a great resource for students whose school does not have x2VOL school-wide.