Transitioning into a new school

Have you ever gone to a new school and wondered if you would fit in? Freshmen and transfer students at CVHS have been through this experience quite recently. As a transfer student, I have had to make plans on how to succeed academically, socially, and physically. I have had this experience before. I transferred my senior year from Valley Christian High School and the minute I came to CVHS, I felt like a baby deer whose mom abandoned it. The most important things that I consider is to do well academically, to socialize with the right people, and to be safe in the new environment.

When it comes to academics, people sometimes give up when they find the curriculum to be difficult. Do not give up! The best way to do well in school is getting to know your teachers.  Most of them are willing to help you as long as you demonstrate work ethic in academics.

Another tip is to show up to all classes on time.  If you’re constantly late every day, that does not bode well for your grade.  Always be prepared for class. Be organized and stay focused.

Making new friends may seem hard at first.  It took me a while to adjust to the new environment.  My advice is to befriend people who share common interests or hobbies. Soon enough you will be having the time of your life with them. Joining clubs or attending social vents is another great way to interact with your peers. Doing so will boost your confidence, and you will also get to know more and more people.

However, when choosing friends, choose them wisely.  There is always going to be “the wolf in sheep’s clothing.” Always be on the lookout and report anything suspicious. When going to a new school, make sure you care for your belongings. Play it safe by making sure you know where your belongings are at all times. Never leave any expensive valuables in open places where people may steal them, or mistake them for their own.

I hope these tips help you in your new venture. Stay positive and focused.

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