Teen Rehab Tips: Heading Into High School

09 Aug Teen Rehab Tips: Heading Into High School

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Upon entering high school, you might be feeling a variety of emotions. Maybe you’re scared. Maybe you’re excited. Maybe you’re completely unsure of how to feel. As you begin this school year and this new phase of adolescence, here are a few tips to help you start out on the right foot.

 

Teen Rehab Tips: Heading Into High School

By Teen Rehab

Heading to high school can be an awesome time. It's a new chapter, you get to meet lots of cool people, and you have more freedom. But it can also be scary to venture into the great unknown. Here are a few tips to help boost your confidence as the new school year begins.

  • Remember That Everyone is New

    By Teen Rehab

    Being a new person in a new situation is daunting. On the bright side, [you are not the only new person](http://www.teenink.com/nonfiction/personal_experience/article/365916/10-Tips-for-Incoming-Freshman-in-High-School/) on your first day of high school! So take a deep breath, and remember that you're not alone. There are teachers, peers and older students that can help answer your questions and make you feel comfortable.  

  • Familiarize Yourself With Your Timetable

    By Teen Rehab

    If you can, [get your timetable](http://www.kidspot.com.au/schoolzone/Starting-high-school-Going-to-high-school+4690+420+article.htm) before the first day of classes and become familiar with it. If you can get a map of the school and see where your classes are, even better! The more comfortable you are with these sorts of details the more confident you will be when school begins.  

  • Find a Buddy

    By Teen Rehab

    If possible, find one of your friends before heading back to school with who you can talk about your fears and worries (no matter how silly they might seem). It's also great to have someone who you can go to school with and check in with throughout the day. This will continue to help you to feel [confident](http://www.kidspot.com.au/schoolzone/Starting-high-school-Going-to-high-school+4690+420+article.htm).  

  • Take Risks and Try Something New

    By Teen Rehab

    High school is great because there are [so many extracurriculars to participate in!](http://makecollegereality.com/prepare/getting-involved/12-ways-to-get-involved-in-high-school.html) Find out what clubs you can join, teams you can try out for or plays you can audition to be in. Take a risk and try something you never thought you'd try before. This will help you make new friends, too!  

  • Be Confident!

    By Teen Rehab

    Above all else, be confident as you head into high school. Remember that this is an opportunity to learn, grow, meet new people and start to discover who you are.

 

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