5 Ways to Be a Better Student in Ninth Grade
It’s never too late to do the right thing by school and yourself. If you want to be a better student, better-adjusted young adult, here are some tips to help you get on the right track in ninth grade, when you have the opportunity to make a difference for yourself and your future.
1. Sign up for a P.E. class.
P.E. class is probably one of the most ignored and the most under-appreciated classes in high school. It’s actually something that most kids know to do, but ignore it for so long.
You’ll not only improve your physical health, it’ll have many other positive effects on your life. This is your chance to get your body in shape for life. It’s also your last chance to develop valuable leadership skills, teamwork, and communication that will benefit you throughout your life.
After all, P.E. class is about your health and that’s pretty important for the next ten years of your life.
2. Take after-school counseling.
People are still diagnosed for mental health problems. Some say that much of it isn’t their fault, but somewhere along the line we had a poor education system.
Sometimes that can manifest itself in substance abuse, or with behavior that can impact your grades or quality of life. If that’s the case, get help.
In today’s day and age, this comes down to having a strong family. It shouldn’t only be your parents and a school counselor, but your entire family.
Attending school helped us get through tough times in our own lives, so I’m sure they’ll continue to help in yours, too.
Go to school, and study. Don’t live in the past. Go all in on the work you’re supposed to do, and not on your social life.
A lot of good kids leave school and don’t come back because of partying, peer pressure, and all the various other social problems. Keep all the things you’re supposed to be doing at school in the back of your mind.
4. Join a club or class.
Continue your commitment to school and learn new things. Don’t let all the temptations of partying and other issues take away from learning. When you get involved with a club or a class, it reinforces your time in school.
You’ll have more control over your schedule and when you come to school. This also gives you the opportunity to have professional advice, which is extremely valuable later in life.
Other wise, make new friends. This is usually the most difficult part of becoming involved in school, but don’t give up. You’ll build lifelong friendships and get new perspectives on life.
5. Attend before school events.
Don’t let school interfere with your time outside the school. If you feel as though you’re not properly paying attention or playing all of your tasks you should go to before school events.
If you’re in a Band or dance team, then it’s time to go. If you’re in a math class or art class, go to after school. Attend parties. It may sound like an obligation, but it’s always worth it to keep learning.
It’s very important for these projects to be completed so they can be graded. You may feel like you don’t have time to attend, but it is a great thing to know that you have the time to go.
In fact, it’s always helpful to attend before school events. They are usually for you to see what classes you’re interested in and at which time of the day to get the best grades.