Summer! Summer! Summer!
It's the end of the year and school is officially over for the summer! Exciting, right? A year ago this month, I was walking down the aisle, receiving my high school diploma through Idaho Virtual Academy. Since that day, I moved to the other side of the country and back again, and survived my first year of college.
Now that school is over for the summer, what should you do? Have fun of course! But also don't waste those lazy summer days. If you are still in high school, here are some things to keep in mind and do this summer:
- Work on scholarship applications -- the deadlines come up fast! Get as many done in the summer, so you don't have to spend so much time on them during the school year when you have all of your other homework. Set a goal on how many you would like to complete that summer.
- Study for the SAT/ACT -- this is a great time to study. You don't have your other classes to distract you, and studying will greatly increase your score.
- Volunteer -- there are so many summer volunteering opportunities available during the summer. Volunteer at your local hospital, library, pet shelter, you name it! I was a hospital volunteer all through high school and I loved it.
- Find a summer job -- if you aren't sure what to do and need some extra cash, find a summer job! It can be stressful, but it will help you start saving money, and jobs look great on resumes.
- Have fun! Don't forget to relax. Spend time in the sun, by the pool, and doing the things you love.
Congratulations to all of the 2012 K12 Graduates! Have a great summer!
For families looking into our high school programs, make sure to drop into our Ask a K¹² Grad online e-sessions and visit our Facebook page, K12 High School Experience.
Ask a K¹² Grad is an online e-session created and run by real, live graduates of our online high school programs every Wednesday afternoons at 3:00 EST and Thursday evenings at 7:00 EST over the summer. Ask a K¹² Grad online discussions give interested high school students and their parents an opportunity to learn about what it's like to attend high school online and get their questions answered directly from students who have been down the same road.
You can find the schedule for this summer's Ask a K¹² Grad e-sessions posted regularly on our K12 High School Experience Facebook page.