Featured Class: Skills for School- High School and Beyond

Quizzes, tests, homework, projects, reports, teams, clubs, jobs, internships, volunteer work, applications, life decisions… arghhh! The demands of high school can be overwhelming or downright intimidating to most teens, even those who are homeschooled! And guess what? That variety of new responsibilities and expectations doesn’t go away. They will likely increase in the later years of high school and into college.

But don’t worry- there are strategies and core skills that will help prepare a teen for success in high school and beyond. In Skills for School, students will learn a “toolbox” of important life skills. Techniques are not taught as a one-size-fits all, but rather a range of options to accomplish the same thing for individual learners and different learning styles. Teens will learn how to:

  • Manage time and tasks with planners, to-do lists, calendars, and reminders (Paper or electronic- what are the options, and what works best?)
  • Set goals
  • Avoid procrastination
  • Juggle short-term and long-term assignments
  • Break a bigger project into manageable steps and milestones
  • Tackle a new chapter, read to retain, recall details, annotate, make margin notes
  • Take notes and outline from readings, lectures, or videos
  • Study and prepare for tests
  • Communicate and coordinate with a team on group projects
  • Ask for information from teachers, employers, and other adults
  • Discover how sleep, diet, stress, screen time, and other personal habits that can impact your work and effectiveness

Skills for School: High School and Beyond meets on Mondays at Compass from 11:00 am –11:55 am starting September 13. This is a 13-week, semester-long class for 8th-12th grade students. Register for this class HERE.