Juniors: Manage your time effectively

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For students, learning how to manage time between academics & extracurriculars takes practice and discipline. With eight hours of “seat-time” a day, piling on extracurriculars may be difficult for some students to handle. Participate in an appropriate amount of outside activities – join a sport, get a job, volunteer, tryout for a team or audition for a performance group – it makes life more interesting & will bolster your college applications. 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.

Working diligently on everything you do will help you fully prepare for the rigors of college life. Only through practice can you master this skill so start early in high school to become proficient in time management. College life comes with its challenges and it’s important to learn how to stay focused and spend your time wisely to ensure you effectively balance your academics with your social and personal 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. If you do that, you can excel in your courses & have extra time to participate in extracurricular activities that interest you. Colleges not only want to see that you’ve been involved but that you’ve been successful in both your academics and extracurricular activities.

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 schedule that works for you. We’ll help plan out your activities and your academics to ensure you’re comfortable with the workload. Knowing how to manage your time isn’t just useful for school but can greatly benefit you in all areas of your life; 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 extracurriculars 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.