Students can prepare for high school by becoming acquainted with their new school, getting first-hand advice from current students, attending high school functions and talking with their parents. Prospective freshmen can attend orientation sessions or schedule a tour of the new high school to become oriented with classrooms and teachers.
Older siblings, teenage relatives or neighbors may provide advice based on past or current high school experiences to give new students an idea of what their new environment entails. New high school students get further acquainted with their new environment by attending school games, joining clubs or trying out for high school athletic teams.
Freshmen can stay informed about school happenings by reading the school's newsletter or exploring the school's website. Prospective high school students can also enlist the help of their parents and guidance counselors in selecting courses and determining class schedules.