High school moves at a swift pace. Sometimes it’s so fast that your teen’s life turns chaotic before anyone realizes it. That is why it’s crucial to stay organized all the time, especially when prepping for college. Here are some tips you and your high schooler can follow to help get and stay organized.

1.The first tip, and possibly the most obvious, is time management. Setting a time for every activity and assignment is essential so you don’t lose track of what needs to be done. Schedule time for homework, extracurricular activities, and free time. Encourage your teen to use a daily planner or calendar to keep track of everything.

2.Another way to keep organized is not to bite off more than you can chew. Your teen may want to be involved in many school activities, hoping it will help them stand out on their college application. But putting a limit on them won’t hurt either. Using time management, make sure the essential items like studying and your teen’s self-care are taken care of first.

3. Prepping for college requires organization, and using our College Countdown Organizer is a great way to keep tabs on everything. We created this tool for high school students to fill with community service time, award certificates, school activities, and other pertinent information from freshman to senior year. The organizer provides a central location for documents and offers year-by-year tips to help prepare for the college and scholarship application processes.

4.Lastly, once your teen begins to get organized, it needs to become a routine. Organization takes discipline and practice. Help your teen by checking on their to-do list progress, see what they’ve listed as priorities, and help them in any way you see fit.

Starting off the school year right with some good organizational practices can lead to a successful year. Schedule a complimentary college assessment plan call here if you’d like more help setting your teen up for future success.