8th Grade

Aim High

  • Think about your future possibilities with a college education.
  • Do your best in school and on standardized tests. If you’re having difficulty, get help from a teacher, tutor, or mentor.
  • Strive to get A’s and B’s in your classes.

Explore & Plan

  • Ask your counselor about challenging and interesting courses you can take in high school to prepare for college.
  • Learn about, and plan to take, all the “a-g” college prep classes in high school.
  • Discuss your thoughts and ideas about college with family and people at school.
  • Ask your parent or guardian to help you research which high schools or special programs will most benefit your interests.

Study Smart

  • Focus extra time to your math and English classes.
  • Set aside time in a quiet place every day for school work. Do your homework, study for tests, and finish extra work if you have time.

Connect & Talk

  • Get involved in school or community activities that let you explore your interests and learn new things.
  • Explore possible careers using an online “career interest survey” tool.
  • Talk with teachers, school counselors, librarians, relatives, or family friends who have interesting jobs. Ask what they like about their job and what education they needed.