8th Grade Suggested Courses and Activities
- Find out if the school takes part in the Mathematics Diagnostic Testing Project, a readiness assessment test that determines if students are prepared to take Algebra.
- Take pre-algebra or Algebra I and begin study of a language other than English.
- Work towards grades of A or B in all of your classes. Doing well in your coursework will improve your chances of getting into college (and the college of your choice).
- Stay focused on your classes and on your homework. Keeping up with your homework will help you master the study skills you need to be successful in high school and college.
- Ask your counselor about taking EXPLORE, an online assessment testing program offered by American College Testing (ACT). EXPLORE is coordinated and administered by the school. The program helps students focus on academic achievement, educational plans, and career possibilities. See www.act.org/explore for more information.
- Meet with the school counselor and/or teachers to see how your student is doing in his or her classes.
- Visit college campuses. Talk to neighbors, relatives, or friends with students in college to learn about their experiences.
- Attend college information programs at the middle school. Representatives from different schools will share information on programs, scholarships and financial aid.
- Talk to your kids about the importance of studying hard and getting good grades to prepare for high school and college.
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