May 2020 Timely Tips for Each Grade

May 2020 Timely Tips for Each Grade

Summer is here. Below are some ideas that students can use to continue to grow academically and personally, despite many COVID-19 related challenges they may face over the summer.

8th Graders

  • Start thinking about the transition from 8th to 9th grade by considering interesting virtual extracurricular activities.
  • Do not let sheltering-in-place prevent you from doing amazing things academically and personally. Think outside of the box and make things happen virtually.
  • Incorporate a study plan to strengthen any subjects that you know will be challenging next year.

9th Graders

  • Don’t procrastinate and self advocate. This may take some creativity during Distance Learning, but it will be a great skill to learn.
  • If at all possible, continue participating in activities that you participated in during the school year and get involved in virtual service projects.
  • Review any subjects that need improvement for next year and/or take an online class that has relevance to your long-term interests.

10th Graders

  • Don’t let COVID-19 define your summer. Be active virtually, and start planning future service projects.
  • Prepare for the SAT, ACT and any challenging courses that you will be taking junior year through Khan Academy or other virtual resources.
  • Start to brainstorm any college-related experiences for you to include in your college essays and supplements.

11th Graders

  • Narrow down specific colleges that are very meaningful to you.
  • Think about letters of recommendation that will support your application.
  • Brainstorm ideas for your personal essay.
  • Take full advantage of any online college programs, virtual research opportunities and other experiences that will help you write your college essay.

12th Graders

  • Finalize your college plans.
  • Follow through on any outstanding materials that you owe your selected college, such as planning time for a virtual orientation.
  • Think about your upcoming summer and/or fall classes.
  • Research opportunities that will be available to you as a freshman.
UCEazy counselors can guide you with everything listed above. Contact us at or 1-833-9UCEAZY to learn about our programs.