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 16 Page 17 Page 18Get Involved Students who are involved in school activities generally do better academically, and they enjoy school more. Find out what activities are available at your school and become involved in one or two. It’s a great way to meet new people! Make new friends Go out of your way to talk to other students—the students in your classes, those you see at lunch, and the students who are involved in the same activities as you are. Smile, be friendly, and seek out students who have the same interests and values as you do. If you’re shy, start conversations by asking a question such as “Who do you have for English?” or by giving a compliment. “That’s a really cool jacket.” Remember, everyone in your grade is new to high school, and they are all learning how to navigate this new world, just as you are. Of course your classes and grades are important, but high school is so much more than classes. High school is a time for you to make new friends, develop new skills, and expand your horizons. Make the most of this opportunity to discover who you are and where your talents and strengths lie. More than Classes High school is like anything else—the more you put into it, the more you get out of it. The Best Advice Ever 13