Preparing Your Child for a
Career and/or College

Learn about graduation requirements -- Make sure your child is taking required courses and is on track to graduate from high school. Additional information regarding courses and requirements can be found on the high schools’ websites. Develop a four-year plan to include rigorous classes. Talk to your counselor about courses in which to enroll.

New Hampshire Scholars -- Manchester is now a State Scholar district. Today’s colleges and employers are looking for high level skills. Students taking rigorous courses in high school & maintaining a high GPA will receive a special recognition certificate from the President of the United States. All students are encouraged to talk to their counselor at the beginning of 9th grade to register. Become a NH Scholar today. http://www.NHscholars.org.

College Planning -- Help your child explore higher education options by planning college visits. Visit the New Hampshire Higher Education Assistance Fund website http://www.nhheaf.org to learn about financial aid and other ways to support your child’s interest in attending college.

Career Planning -- Help your child learn about various career options and the educational requirements for pursuing them.

Monitor their health -- Be sure to monitor your teenager’s physical, mental, and emotional health. Changes in behavior may signal serious problems. They still need you.

Communication -- Your teenager may not tell you everything you need to know to support them at school and in life. Develop your own channels of communication. Talk to other parents. Contact the school. Visit the website. Be nosy.

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