Checklist for August
Tips for a Successful School Year K-12 & and new College App Season

As Summer comes to a close and the new school year approaches there are many opportunities available to students. Getting a fresh start for a new year of school can help to set a positive tone for the rest of the academic year. 

Here are some tips to help set you up for success this school year:

1. Set Goals

Take time to evaluate your academic standing and set clear and achievable goals for the upcoming year. These goals can be both academic and personal goals, and can be broken down into smaller, more manageable tasks. Having a clear plan for the year will help you to stay focused and motivated.

2. Organize Your Space 

Set yourself up for success by cleaning and organizing your study area, backpack, and school supplies. Having an organized space can make it easier to concentrate and stay on top of your tasks.

3. Review Past Material

Before the new year starts, take time to review your notes and materials from the previous year. Refreshing your memory will help you to build a solid foundation for the upcoming lessons.

4. Create a Schedule

Establish a daily or weekly routine that includes time for studying, extracurricular activities, and personal time. Having a routine will help you to manage your time effectively and reduce stress.

5. Get Necessary Supplies 

Take time to make sure you have all the required textbooks, notebooks, stationery, and any other materials necessary for your classes. Being prepared will prevent last-minute rushes and allow you to have all of the materials you need to stay on top of your studies.

6. Get Involved 

Make sure to engage yourself in your school and community outside of the classroom. Consider joining clubs, sports teams, or other extracurricular activities that interest you. Being part of a community can enhance your school experience, help you make new friends, and help you build your resume.

7. Stay Positive 

Approach the opportunity a new school year presents with a positive mindset. Embrace new challenges as an opportunity for growth and development.

8. Build Relationships 

Remember that school is about more than just academic content. Make sure to connect with your classmates, teachers, and school staff. Taking the time and effort to establish positive relationships can create a supportive network that will be beneficial throughout the year.

9. Develop Good Study Habits 

Start the year by implementing effective study habits, such as taking regular breaks, practicing active learning, and seeking help when needed. These habits will not only help you in your current academic journey but also help to prepare you to be successful in college and beyond.

10. Take Care of Yourself 

Start the year by implementing effective study habits, such as taking regular breaks, practicing active learning, and seeking help when needed. These habits will not only help you in your current academic journey but also help to prepare you to be successful in college and beyond.

Remember, every new year of school is an opportunity to improve, and it's okay to take small steps toward your goals. Take the opportunity of a new school year to stay committed, stay focused, and be patient with yourself. 

August Checklist

To ensure that you're equipped with the essential insights and steps tailored to your specific grade level, we've crafted comprehensive checklists that will guide you through this pivotal month and set you on a path toward success.

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College Application Students
in August

  • Begin filling out the Common Application or other college application forms

  • Start gathering and organizing any necessary documents or information needed for applications

  • Double-check application requirements for each college to ensure you have everything needed

  • Begin drafting and fine-tuning your resume or activity list

  • Research and prepare for any required interviews or admissions exams

  • Attend college fairs or information sessions to learn more about potential colleges

  • Continue to work hard in your current classes and maintain good grades

  • Stay organized and maintain a written or digital record of all applications submitted

  • Stay informed about any updates or changes to application processes or requirements

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High Schoolers in August

  • Start brainstorming potential colleges or universities to apply to

  • Begin preparing a resume or list of extracurricular activities and achievements

  • Begin studying for standardized tests such as the SAT or ACT

  • Research and plan college visits, if possible

  • Attend college fairs or information sessions

  • Start thinking about potential majors or areas of interest

  • Develop good study habits and time management skills

  • Meet with a guidance counselor to discuss college goals and requirements

  • Take any necessary pre-college exams or placement tests

Middle Schoolers in August

  • Evaluate your current academic standing and set goals for improvement

  • Research and familiarize yourself with the college application process

  • Research potential colleges and universities that interest you

  • Begin creating a list of colleges and universities that you would like to explore further

  • Research admission requirements for the colleges and universities on your list

  • Begin drafting your college resume or CV

  • Consider taking the PSAT or SAT/ACT practice tests to assess your current skill level and identify areas of improvement

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Elementary Students in August

  • Reflect on your academic goals and aspirations

  • Talk to your school guidance counselor about your college plans

  • Seek out opportunities for extracurricular activities or leadership roles

  • Develop good study habits to ensure academic success

  • Read books and articles to broaden your knowledge and improve reading comprehension

  • Practice effective writing skills by keeping a journal or participating in writing workshops

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