How to be a Successful Student
The key to success in school is to be on time, enjoy the people you are with, and exert your best effort. Success depends on being organized and being able to show teachers your best effort in class, and on assignments and tests.
The student agenda needs to be with the student as it provides a means of monitoring when assignments are due, planning for long term projects, time management and accountability. The agenda will also be used as a late slip, a hall pass and will be reviewed in homerooms at the end of each day for accurate recording of homework. It may also be used as a tool to communicate between home and school. Library bar codes are attached to allow access to the library collection.
Plan a schedule of home study, and use this time every day for either completion of homework or review. As well as completing day to day work, set aside time for long term projects. Deadlines sneak up, and it is hard to excel at the last minute. On average, students can expect 30-60 minutes of homework per day.
If experiencing difficulty understanding a subject, early contact with the teacher is essential. Many teachers have regularly scheduled "help" times, or are available on request. Use this time to get "one on one" assistance, and quicker solutions to problems.
Help at Home
Parents and siblings are a great source of help and so are your classmates. You should have the phone number of at least three (3) homeroom classmates that you could contact and ask for help. This is called “networking” in the business world. Checking HomeLogic and D2L will also assist you.
Unfortunately, when you miss time for illness or other reasons, school goes on. Check with all teachers immediately on your return and turn in work that is due, or make arrangements for revised completion dates. Catching up is important to your marks, and also to being prepared for new material. Make use of the HomeLogic and D2L to find out what you have missed.
If you miss a test, see your teacher immediately on your return. Teachers may allow you to do the test, complete an alternate exam, or may base marks on other work. It is, however, your responsibility to see them.