Spring semester has sprung! Are you prepared to finish out the school year strong?
Here are some tips to stay on track this semester from our Educational Advising Coordinators (EACs):
Communicate early, communicate often.
Transitions or COMPASS students are encouraged to utilize our resources should they need assistance. Students can take advantage of our EAC office hours or their college professor’s office hours. Additionally, students can utilize Nevada State High School’s Help Ticket for a response from an EAC within 24 hours.
Map out your semester.
Before the start of the semester, double check your schedule to ensure you know where and when your in-person classes are. Log into Canvas on the first day to review the syllabus and start planning your semester.
Merge your Canvas calendars to your personal calendar.
Never miss a deadline! Students are encouraged to merge their Canvas calendar to their personal calendar such as iCal, Google or Outlook. This ensures they never miss an assignment due date.
Talk to other students in your classes.
We encourage students to communicate and help each other. This can help students learn off one another and understand the subject matter better by discussing it. Your classmates may have taken similar classes in previous semesters and could provide good insight.
Work smarter, not harder.
Prioritize your studying and doing homework based on your deadlines. Dedicate more time to subjects that are not your strong suit. Don’t overthink it! Assignments may appear harder at first glance than they really are; double check with your professor about what’s expected of the assignment to ensure you are on the right track.
Don’t wait until it’s too late to seek help. If you start to feel overwhelmed with your class load or begin having a hard time with a specific subject, reach out to your EAC and set up a study plan so you remain track to pass by the end of the semester. The longer you wait to seek help, the harder it will be to catch up.
At Nevada State High School, we do our best to set our students up for success to not only graduate high school, but also earn up to 50 college credits during their time here. If you are not yet enrolled at Nevada State High School and interested in learning more about our program, attend one of our upcoming Open Houses.