Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16A BLUEPRINT For Success High school students are becoming more independent and self sufficient, but they still need direction, guidance, and support from their parents. Here are some specific things you can do to help your student get the school year off to a great start. Purchase school supplies Make sure your child has the tools he/she needs before school starts. In addition to paper, pens, and pencils, students need folders, notebooks, a calculator, alarm clock, and an assignment notebook (if your school doesn’t provide planners). Provide a place to study Your student needs a place to study that’s quiet, well-lit, and comfortable. This area should have a surface for writing and be equipped with supplies. Insist on good attendance Your student needs to be in school on time every day unless he/she is ill. Attendance is the #1 school success factor! Develop routines Having a good morning and nighttime routine makes everyone’s day run much smoother. Help your teenager establish routines that include getting up early enough to eat breakfast, and getting to bed at a reasonable time. 8