Your checklist



Books, blogs, magazines, newspapers — reading is a great way to exercise your brain and expand your knowledge base. It also develops your vocabulary and comprehension skills.

Develop your skills


The skills and study habits you’re learning today will prepare you for high school, college and life. Work hard in school and do the best you can on tests. If you’re having trouble, ask for help. There are counselors, teachers, tutors and mentors who can guide you down the right path.

Get Involved


From volunteering to athletics to acting to art — if you enjoy it, keep doing it. And don’t be afraid to try something new. These activities aren’t about building a better résumé. They’re about staying curious and discovering new interests.

Ask questions

Talk to your teachers, your relatives, your family friends. Ask them where they went to college, what they liked about it, and how it guided their major choice and career. This will expose you to potential fields and majors worth exploring.