5 Steps to Prepare for High School: The SET High Survival Guide

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5 Steps to Prepare for High School: The SET High Survival Guide

You might be prepared for the zombie apocalypse or for moving to Mars in the far off future, but are you prepared for high school? Follow our five simple steps to prepare for the School for Entrepreneurship and Technology (SET High), the not-so-typical tuition-free public school for grades 9-12.

Step 1: Train Constantly

High school is no joke. Only the most prepared will survive, and that takes training for proper brain function. Practice going to bed on time so you can wake on time. We’re talking solid, restful sleep (you likely need 9.5 hours). Since your brain is so essential for high school (we encourage thinking at SET High), feeding your brain good food and proper hydration helps too. 

Step 2: Gather and Care For Your Tools

Proper gear includes a backpack or messenger bag, water bottle, college-ruled notebooks per class, planner, writing utensils, phone charger, feminine hygiene supplies if necessary, a positive mindset, and most importantly your brain. Don’t forget to gather and care for your brain (reference Step 1).

Step 3: Establish One Goal – Go

Sure you have the backpack and tools, your healthy sleep and eating habits down, and that’s all great and everything, but do you know which high school you’re going to? Have you enrolled? Now is the time to enroll if you haven’t already. The school of choice is yours.

Step 4: Gather Intelligence and Plan Your Journey

Have a passion you’d like to pursue? Striving for a job or career helps our talented faculty and staff personalize your learning journey and reignite your love for learning with awesome academic rigor. Check out the core courses, inspirational electives and Mesa College courses available to you. Familiarize yourself with how SET’s 4×4 block schedule works to map out what you want to take and when. 

Step 5: Have a Base, Have Support

High school doesn’t have to be stressful. Establishing a good foundation of solid friends and an adult mentor or two helps create a healthy support system. Check in with yourself too. Are you treating yourself like you would treat a great friend? Open up to the idea that you’ll most likely make incredible friends and mentors at SET High. 

Do these 5 steps fully prepare you for the incredible journey you are about to take? Probably not. Are you feeling ready enough to choose SET High? We welcome you. Grab your seat before it’s too late!

About SET High 

SET High offers each student individual attention from multi-talented, highly qualified  teachers. Students build a healthy camaraderie with classmates inside an intellectually rigorous environment that brings out their talents and personality, helping them develop their individual character and direction in life. With a wide variety of electives, flexible scheduling, dual enrollment college classes and more — our students regularly exceed their academic and personal expectations. Enrolling now!