JACK CHINTALA. Staff Writer.
This summer, many teens will be enjoying their time off by going to the beach and hanging out with friends. Summer is a time that is meant to be enjoyed, but there are some activities students can do to give them an edge when school starts in the fall.
One of the most helpful things a student can do over summer, if they are of legal age, is to get a job. Getting a job gives students independence and a consistent source of income. It can also give the student job experience he or she may need when they enter the work force.
Another helpful activity a student can do is to take online classes over summer. While usually not as fulfilling as classes held at Poway High, these classes can help a student regain credits they may have missed the prior year, or give a student extra credits so they can take certain classes they may want to take. These online classes may also help a student review a subject that may not be their strongest.
Another activity a student can do over summer to give them an edge is to prepare for the ACT and SAT. This may not seem like the most fun activity, but there are also no due dates for studying over summer. Students can study on their own schedule and not have to worry about as many other commitments. Studying over the summer may also help boost the student’s chances at getting into the college of their choice.
One more activity a student can do is practice their sport. Without school in the way, students will be able to better refine their skills over summer.
There is no school in summer for a reason, but that does not mean school should be completely forgotten.by