Seniors 2013

 
Parents of Seniors!
 
There will be a brief senior parent meeting following the Counselors' Night on Wednesday, October 26th in the CSHS Cafeteria.

Senioritis… Tips for Keeping Seniors On-Track

 
 

One way to prevent senioritis is to ensure that students remain excited, active, and focused throughout their senior year.

Challenge your seniors to: excited, active, and focused throughout their senior year.

Challenge your seniors to:

 Maintain a challenging course load. Urge them to take the most rigorous courses available, including AP courses and Dual Credit (for which they can earn credit at many colleges). Maintain a challenging course load. Urge them to take the most rigorous courses available, including AP courses and Dual Credit (for which they can earn credit at many colleges).

 Enjoy their senior experience—responsibly. Encourage them to celebrate the last year of school: they may enjoy attending football games; going to the prom; and participating in graduation festivities, clubs, sports, and volunteer work. Enjoy their senior experience—responsibly. Encourage them to celebrate the last year of school: they may enjoy attending football games; going to the prom; and participating in graduation festivities, clubs, sports, and volunteer work.

 Commit to an internship or career-focused job, which can help them make informed decisions about their education and career goals; or try out college early by taking a class at a local college in a subject that interests them or in which they excel. Commit to an internship or career-focused job, which can help them make informed decisions about their education and career goals; or try out college early by taking a class at a local college in a subject that interests them or in which they excel.

 Keep a calendar of their activities and deadlines (tests, college applications, senior-year events, extracurriculars, and so on). Caution them not to overextend themselves. Keep a calendar of their activities and deadlines (tests, college applications, senior-year events, extracurriculars, and so on). Caution them not to overextend themselves.

 Not obsess over the admissions process to the point that everything else, including grades, suffers. It's all about balance and making the right choices. Not obsess over the admissions process to the point that everything else, including grades, suffers. It's all about balance and making the right choices.

Challenging your students in these ways will not only inoculate them against senioritis, but will leave them in a stronger position to transition from high school and face the rigors of college.

Go to
http://professionals.collegeboard.com/guidance/

applications/senioritis for more information on Senioritis.