Transitioning to High School

How do scholars prepare to take their next big step? The second in a series of six career and college readiness activities focuses on making a smooth transition from middle to high school. Groups research the resources available at their high schools to create a plan to ensure success with minimal stress.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Have individuals interview high schoolers they know to gain firsthand insight into the transition
  • Provide sample course schedules for ninth grade to help learners form academic transition plans
Classroom Considerations

  • Be sure to group pupils based upon the high school they will be attending; if a large number will be going to the same high school, create pairs or triads from the larger group
Pros

  • The lesson is ideal for all eighth graders preparing to begin their high school years
  • A short but focused Transition Action Plan worksheet is a great method to keep students focused on positive forward steps
Cons

  • None
Common Core