The first day back to school is hard enough. When it’s your first day of high school, it seems even worse. It is always scary to start a new school. You were at the top to the totem pole and have to start back at the bottom. Don’t worry too much about it though. You will soon find yourself at home in your new school and your new role as a high school student.
Here are some tips for the first day back to school when it is also your first day of high school:
1. Remember that many others are starting their first day of high school as well. Your friends are just as new to the experience as you are. You and your friends can help each other navigate the school and get used to your surroundings.
2. Give yourself time to become acclimated to the new environment. You won’t know everything about the school from the first day. It is a learning experience. Don’t get too frustrated when you can’t find the class you are looking for. Ask for help finding it if you need to.
3. Wear a watch. This will help you keep track of time. You will only have a certain amount of time to get from one class to another. Having a watch will keep you from being late which can often cause embarrassment.
4. Go with a good mindset. Do not walk into your first day of high school too afraid or too bold. Pretend as though it is just like any other school day. Moving into high school is a major step for most people. After the few couple of weeks, you will be into the swing of things and things will seem perfectly natural to you.
5. Allow yourself fifteen extra minutes the morning of your first day of high school. Set your alarm clock fifteen minutes ahead of the normal time you wish to wake up. Fifteen minutes will give you enough time to gather your thoughts and to prepare if something goes wrong. It will help you from becoming too flustered. Often, a day that starts out bad will turn out to be bad all the way around. That extra fifteen minutes can make all the difference between a good day and a bad day.
6. Prepare the night before. Have your clothes ready to put on when you get up. Have all your school supplies put together. Make sure the supplies are in a place where you won’t forget to take them with you. This will give you the best possible start.
7. Be excited! Moving on into high school is a huge step. You have every right to be excited. The excitement will make you happy. When you are happy, it is much easier to make new friends. Starting high school gives you one of the best opportunities to make new friends. The friends you make in high school are what will help you get through the rough times.
8. Don’t be shy. That doesn’t mean that you have to be overbearing. It just means don’t shy away from others. Join in on class discussions. Don’t be afraid to talk to new people. Be outgoing. This will help you make new friends that may well last a lifetime. Don’t limit yourself to the friends you already have.
Enjoy your first day of high school. Going back to school in your new surroundings can make you a little nervous. That is perfectly natural. Once you get there and begin to get used to how things work, you won’t ever remember how awkward the first day of high school was.