Managing time between academic responsibilities and extracurricular exploits takes practice! Only through practice can you master this skill, so start early in high school to become proficient at working hard on a daily basis. With eight hours of “seat time” a day—piling on the extracurriculars may be difficult for some students to handle. Participate in an appropriate amount of outside activities— play a sport, get a job, volunteer, pursue a hobby, audition for a performance group—but don’t try to do all these things! The key is, don’t waste time during your week and don’t allow yourself to get so overloaded that you can’t succeed academically. Also, use summers to add interesting extracurriculars that don’t compete with classes. Or take a summer class to lower the academic pressure during the year.
Work diligently on everything you do–it will help you fully prepare for the rigors of college life. Doing well in classes while balancing your outside activities shows colleges you are serious about your education and have the ability to multitask. Staying focused and working diligently can help you get more done in less time, it builds good habits. If you do that, you can excel in your courses & have extra time for outside activities that interest you.
We understand that each and every student is different, and some need more time for homework and assignments than others. We can work with you to create a customized overall academic/extracurricular schedule that works for you. We’ll help plan out your schedule to ensure you’re comfortable with the workload. Having the appropriate workload is key to time management success. Our job is to get you started on that path!
We help students set priorities to seek extracurricular activities that will fit in well with the time they need to accomplish academics. Grades are paramount when it comes to college applications, but extracurricular involvement is what sets you apart from others to give you that extra boost. We try to get you involved with activities that fit your overall “theme” & your interests. That way you will have a well balanced, interesting high school life and stellar college applications!
To learn more on how you can manage your time more effectively, call us at (818) 207-0263.