Getting Ready to Go Back to School

  • Summer vacation is often a welcome respite from the rigors of the school year. As summer comes to a close, however, it’s beneficial to begin looking toward the academic year ahead. Taking a few steps to prepare for your return to school will ensure you are mentally and physically prepared to get the most from each day as you work toward your high school diploma and beyond.

    Adjust Your Sleep Schedule

    Teenagers need an average of eight to ten hours of sleep each night. However, this amount can be difficult to achieve during the school year, when early class times also require early bedtimes. Getting enough sleep is vital for your health, your mood, your energy levels, and even your grades, and the best way to ensure you get the sleep you need each night is to develop a regular sleep schedule. While it can be tempting to spend your last few days or weeks of summer vacation staying up and sleeping in, this is the very best time to begin adjusting your sleeping schedule to the one you’ll follow during the academic year so you’ll feel awake and refreshed on your first day of school.

    Get the Necessary Supplies

    Back-to-school shopping isn’t just for primary and elementary school students. As you prepare for the high school year ahead, it’s beneficial to make sure you have the supplies you’ll need for at least the first week of school, such as notebooks, pens and pencils, folders, and a high-quality backpack or bag. You may also want to invest in a personal planner or get to know the latest planning apps on your phone, which will help you keep track of scheduled activities, due dates, and upcoming tests throughout the school year.

    Are you ready to find out what PPEP Tec High School can do for you this year? You can find out more about our Tucson charter schools and dual enrollment options by phone at (520) 836-6549 or by visiting our website, where you’ll also find our academic calendar, newsletter, and student handbook.