Continue to monitor academic progress reports and quarterly report cards. We encourage you to contact teachers directly through email or through department telephones. Teachers appreciate hearing from you directly about academic concerns and especially in response to how your child is progressing in their course.
Continue to encourage your son/daughter to be involved in a variety of activities and to develop leadership skills both in school and in the community. Andover Youth Services runs a large variety of programs offering opportunities outside of school.
Start to explore and discuss future college possibilities by making informal visits to colleges or college fairs.
In the spring, review your son/daughter’s four year plan for high school, making sure he/she has selected the most appropriate courses for junior year in light of teacher recommendation, graduation requirements, and college preparation.
Encourage your child to take an SAT Subject Test in biology at the conclusion of his/her course in January or June. Information on the SATs is available at College Board.
Encourage your child to do his/her best on the MCAS exams in May. If they need additional preparation for the exam, then encourage them to take advantage of preparation opportunities offered.
Help your student choose meaningful activities for the summer months.