By Breanna Wells
MAY 29, 2021
As we come to the closing of the 2020-2021 school year, here are some things that you can do over the summer break!
STA offers its annual Summer Institute where students can receive credits for electives and other class courses. Students can also take redemption courses if they received a “D” or “F” in any class. This is also an opportunity for incoming freshmen to meet new students and familiarize themselves with the STA campus! Details on how to sign up can be found here.
Get a head start on service hours for the 2021-2022 school year. The summer is a great time to start your service project for the next school year! You can find the lists of approved organizations here.
Preparing for the PSAT and SAT over the summer is a great time to practice those test taking skills. STA offers its Primetime videos with in depth question explanations and tips for taking the exam. Khan Academy also offers free SAT preparation with practice tests, videos, and tips. You can even link your College Board scores to Khan Academy to see what areas need improvement!
Finalizing your list of colleges can help streamline the college application process! Rising Seniors can use the summer to view college campuses and websites to get a feel for which colleges are best for them.
Brainstorm new ideas for the 2021-2022 STA school year! Part of the high school experience relies on students’ ideas and suggestions to make our campus better. Starting a new club for a cause or idea that you are passionate about can bring new opportunities to students who have a similar interest!
Rising Seniors can use the summer break to write their college essays! Being away from the daily homework load can give students time to think of topics they may want to write about for their college essay. This will make it easier to apply for colleges in the upcoming fall!
Think about signing up to receive the Covid-19 vaccine, if you haven’t already. The Archdiocese of Miami, along with the CDC suggest for people ages 12-18 to receive the vaccine before the 2021-2022 school year! Being vaccinated will help to make going back to school normally a reality. You can see details on the vaccine and how to sign up for your shot here!
…and of course HAVE FUN!!!