As the high school experience comes to an end, a lot of seniors experience senioritis: loss of focus on school work and even loss of desire to come to school.
Seniors, don’t lose focus on school just yet. Even though graduation is around the corner, don’t forget about your responsibilities in order to graduate and finish the quarter strong. If you don’t stay on top of your attendance and grades, you will experience loss of credit in a class and definitely put you at risk of graduating.
Here’s a list of things seniors should keep in mind to finish their last year in high school off strong.
Stay organized: Fourth quarter is usually the quarter where students are left to tie the loose ends of what they have been learning within the semester or the school year as a whole. By staying organized you can stay on top of your upcoming assignments and be able to prepare for them. Since it is the last quarter some of your assignments will weigh more than usual. It would be helpful if you have a calendar to build a timeline on what needs to be done by a certain deadline.
“I personally feel like I am not the best at being organized, especially with things that have to do with college. So I find it helpful to have calendar and write down all the things I have coming up. Whether it’s paperwork due for college, scholarship deadlines, projects for school, and etc. There is a lot of things going on senior year, so organization is key.” Says Anaelle Benjamin (‘19)
Be conscious of your attendance: The closer to the finish line the harder it is for seniors to come to school. Attendance is one of the most important factors. By not coming to school, you risk missing assignments. Being that this is the last semester, you want to keep your absences and tardies at a minimum to avoid losing credit in your classes.
Handle your financial obligations: Remember before you graduate, you must pay off any money you owe the school. You will not be able to attend prom or your possible internships if you fail to pay your debts. It is strongly recommended that you check with the school library for books, the cafeteria if you owe lunch money, and even check with teachers if you need to return textbooks.
Finally: Keep a positive mindset: Finishing off the school year with a positive mindset is very important. By remaining positive, you will be motivated in keeping your grades up. Even though school is not the most exciting place to be, you want to make sure that you are in the right state of mind to get the job done.
“As seniors it is important for us to remain positive especially at this time of the year because we are so close to graduating. I think it’s good that we look forward to our future plans and events.” says Victoria Mccaffrey (‘19).
Don’t give up just yet seniors! There is not much that much time left until your special moment. Don’t stress about what mistakes you made along the journey; instead, focus on how you will make it to the finish line.