WHY

is it important

Welcome to our Mini Class HS-100

Purpose of this course is to help you through transition process from high school to college (academics & sports)

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Instructions for this course

This section provides you with directions to navigate through course classroom

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A video message & survey from your professor

A brief introduction of your professor

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Let's get started!

-The Why

-The What

-The How

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Next Steps

Mini Quiz, extended resources, and what to look for in the next Mini HS Class 101

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The Why…

Continued.

 

Now that we understand why it is important (from many different perspectives) to take care of your mindset when you move to college, you must be able to identify when these problems occur.

Signs may include:

  • Homesickness, unable to cope with stress from moving away

  • Lack of friends

  • Roommate challenges

  • Lack of proper nutrition

  • Lack of sleep

  • Non-motivated to study and or participate in your sport, and much more.

Because doubt and uncertainty are inevitable during this big transition, be sure to understand that your parents will not be there to encourage you to study, wake up, or even go to class. Identify that, no-one will hold your hand in any of the transition process (while you are in college). Identify that unlike high school, you will have fewer hours in school, yet MUCH more work and studying to do. The expectations are much higher to pass your classes (especially if you wish to continue playing sports), and if you do not pass your classes, it can become very costly in terms of educational opportunities and non-refundable money. Also, keep in mind, that if you attend school on a full ride athletic scholarship and you begin to fail your semester of classes, you can loose your scholarship, which can also mean that you can be put on academic probation and potentially loose the scholarship and must find another way to pay for college. Therefore, it is imperative that you work hard in high school to understand how important it is to work on transitioning before you move away to college.

Why is it important to work on adapting to these changes before you move to college? And, is it just as important if your college is in the same area that you grew up in (which means you might not need to move away from home)? The answer to this is, yes. It is just as important- Although, you might not be moving away just yet, your schedule will change, and hopes are that if you are going to pursue a college education, your parents will motivate you to continue growing and becoming an independent young-adult.

More reasons that identify why it is important to work on these changes before moving away to college:

  • You will understand how to grocery shop for yourself

  • You will learn how to navigate around your kitchen and use items like an oven, stove, and utensils that you might not understand how to use

  • You will know how to do your own laundry

  • You will learn how to respect your personal belongings by keeping clean and staying organized

  • You will have less stress if you learn to be organized by having a system in place.

  • You will be responsible enough to wake up on your own without needing your parents to do this for you

  • You will understand how important it is to eat a proper, nutritious breakfast (and all other meals) that will better assist your mental and physical performance on school days!

Organization should be something that you grow comfortable with at a young age. Understanding where you put your bills, important documents, and schoolwork will keep you from breaking down when you need to access these documents. And, having a calendar log book that you can write in every week to keep track of classes, assignments, homework, studying, sport practice, and more, are just as important to keep organized. We will focus on “How” to do these things in “The How” section.