There are a ton of opportunities at East Side to get involved in clubs, sports, community service, and other extracurricular activities. Colleges will be excited to see that you are a dedicated and engaged student, but even more importantly getting involved gives you a chance to explore your interests and learn about yourself.
BRING YOUR A-GAME
When you apply to college, they will review your grades from every year of high school. Kick off your high school journey right by building good study habits, staying on top of your assignments, and asking for help when you need it.
You're in the big league now ant that comes with a lot of opportunities. Colleges hope to see you take a diverse range of classes and look for students who have stepped outside their comfort zones by doing things like taking on AP courses or devoting time to learning a new language.
It is never too early to to visit colleges. There are many schools located throughout New York City as well as New York State. You can either register for a campus tour through the schools website or taking a self guided your at select colleges.
PLAN FOR SUMMER
Students who participate in organized activities, camps, travel, classes, clubs, sports, internships, work, etc. have much more fun over the summer and literally get smarter, better at things, more interesting and and actually do better in school after they return. Two of the main things that students are interested in for their immediate future, getting into a good college (with the money to pay for it) and getting a job (during their teenage years and beyond), are much easier to obtain when a student has the experiences and a resume full of productive and fun things over the summer