Go to Class.It's as simple as that.With your ears and eyes you can learn a lot!
Find a quiet place for at least one hour for your homework - home, library, school, church.Ask for your parents' help in this.
Turn off the TV, radio and CD for at least one hour and concentrate on homework.
Find one teacher you like and makes friends with him or her.They will welcome you!
Take the hard subjects.Whether you earn an A or a C, you will be glad you tried to prepare for college and the work-world, a.k.a. 'The Real World'
Be interested in preparing for college and take the following classes: 3-4 years of English, 3-4 years of math, 3 years of social studies, 2 science classes (including biology or chemistry or physics), and 2 years of a foreign language.This will still allow you to take fun classes like computers, journalism, drafting, etc.
Get involved in sports, or the newspaper, or drama club, or anything that interests you.
Hang out with other students who go to class.Do not hang out with kids who do not go to class.
Talk to your counselor about things.Sure, they don't have a lot of time, but please ask for their time.
Find a hero who made a difference in the world.If they could do it, so can you!
Read this list every week and smile.A good attitude makes a huge difference!You are a unique person, and worth everything to us.