Tips Pre-K: Birth to Pre-School
- Read to your child at least 15 minutes every day.
- Create fun, learning games at home; i.e. naming shapes, colors, letters, etc.
- Provide your child with opportunities to interact with other children their age.
- Support your child in their academic learning with the following tips.
Middle School: 6th Grade to 8th Grade
High School: 9th Grade to 12th Grade
- Fill out the Federal Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) before your child goes to college.
- Review with your student to make sure they are enrolled in courses to help qualify for the Alaska Performance Scholarship.
- With your child, review high school graduation requirements and discuss the types of courses they may be interested in taking that will help prepare for careers they are interested in.
- Encourage your child to take the ACT, SAT, and/or the Workkeys exam.
- Talk to your child about different college options, and if possible, visit a local college fair and various college campuses. If you canʻt visit one locally, do it virtually.
- Help your child create a budget, and assist them with managing their money.
- Attend university orientation and look into first-year programs to help your child transition into college.
- Encourage your child to make a plan to graduate on time, whether they are attending a 2- or 4-year college. Taking 15 credits per semester will put them on track.