BASIS Charter Schools’ Top Tips to Tackle the School Year

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BASIS Charter Schools’ Top Tips to Tackle the School Year

Top Tips to Tackle the School YearIn academics as in life, preparation starts with a solid foundation. Successful scholars find opportunities in everyday life to reinforce basic academic concepts. They also practice essential success skills, such as accountability, organization, time-management, communication, critical thinking, and creative problem-solving. By building on the basics at every grade level, students stay active in their education, ready to learn and achieve.

The toolbox

Make sure your child has the right tools to succeed. A new school year, classes, and classmates can be intimidating, even for the most prepared student. Starting out with the necessary resources sets them up for success each day. Coming to school prepared with the physical supplies they’ll need for their courses also builds up social-emotional tools like self-confidence and accountability.

Stay sharp

Take time to sharpen mental acuity and agility. Opportunities to learn lie all around, whether you’re traveling or at home. Showing that you care about their education, performance, and achievement is the best way to support your child. When you show interest in their work and find opportunities to expand on new concepts, not only will their confidence in their own ability grow, but it also encourages and validates their hard work and their creativity.

Make room

Dedicate space and time for studying at home. Set up a study space with the resources your student needs. Make it comfortable so they’ll stay a while. Let them personalize the space with inspirational décor to make it their own.

Establish study schedules during times when there are fewer distractions and, if possible, an adult available for questions (or motivation).

Plan ahead

By scheduling as much of the day as possible, including time for eating and sleeping, structured study time is an agenda item rather than a chore. Post the schedule in a common area for all to see.

It’s fine to relax some of the rules while you’re on vacation or over a weekend, but keeping a schedule helps everyone plan the day efficiently. Students who maintain a schedule are more likely to accomplish their work and still have time for other activities they enjoy.  Sticking to a plan helps ensure that you will accomplish what’s most important to you.

Chin up

When standards are high, students naturally reach higher. When students are told they can achieve more and are shown how to achieve more, they believe they can achieve more. Their confidence grows with each success.

The prepared student performs better in school, creates more opportunity, and reaches their goals. A supportive environment nurtures and empowers students with confidence that yields high performance.

Founded on these principles, BASIS Charter Schools have been educating students according to the highest international standards since 1998. Now, at 31 schools throughout the nation, our students consistently outperform peers around the world.

The tuition-free K–12 BASIS Charter Schools network is among the best in the United States, by national rankings, international exam scores, college admissions, merit-aid earned, or any other measure.

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