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Junior High

Jr. High Students

Start saving for college
Take challenging and interesting classes to prepare for High School
Develop strong study habits
Do your best in school and on standardized tests
Get help from a teacher, tutor or mentor if you are having trouble
Get involved in activities that help you explore your interests and learn new things
Talk to adults who you think have interesting jobs and ask what they like about their job and what education they needed for it
Visit www.FederalStudentAid.ed.gov/ early to find out how to help pay for colllege
Learn about careers at www.nasa.gov/audience/forstudents/5-8/career/index.html 

Jr. High Parents

Visit www.fafsa4caster.ed.gov to learn how much federal student aid your child might receive
Find information about college savings plans at www.collegesavings.org
Talk to your child about his or her interests and help match them with a college major and career
Help your child to develop good study habits such as studying at the same time and place every day and having the necessary materials to complete assignments
Stay in contact with teachers and the counselor about any changes in your child's behavior or schoolwork
Keep an eye on your child's grades and help him or her find tutoring, if necessary
Get tips from documents listed under "Helping Your Child" at www.ed.gov/parents