by Trent Baumbach
After the excitement of middle school graduation comes a significant educational transition – entering high school. Yet according to the U.S. National Education Association, a mere 25% of students feel prepared for high school, highlighting the challenges many students face at this pivotal time.
This transition can be particularly poignant for international school students, who study in intensely competitive academic environments with diverse student bodies of ambitious individuals often aiming to study at top schools abroad. Upon entering high school, heightened academic demands come alongside an expanding sphere of personal responsibilities.
How can students ease this transition into their freshman year of high school? Consider getting a head start during the summer.
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RAND Education and Labor research shows students who engage in summer learning can outperform their peers by up to 20% in mathematics and 25% in reading by the start of the next school year. See below for 5 advantages of using the summer to prepare for high school.
Even if middle school graduates know they should use the summer to prepare for the challenges and opportunities of high school, it can be hard to know what methods are worth the time investment. The activities below cater to varied learning styles and interests while fostering both academic growth and personal development needed to transition into high school.
By utilizing the summer to prepare for the academic demands of high school, students can provide themselves with a head start that will serve them well throughout their high school journey. This approach reduces stress, enhances academic understanding, fosters growth, and cultivates confidence. As educators, parents, and students navigate the high school transition, summer preparation stands out as a valuable and effective tool for success.
Tokyo Academics offers one-on-one tutoring and group classes ideal for international school students to prepare for the upcoming school year and get homework help. Please click the link below to meet our experienced tutors who can help your child reach their academic goals!
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