Adjusting to Middle School
Middle school is a transitional step for students between elementary school and high school. The importance of a middle school education is enormous as it lays down the foundation for the student to go to high school and then on to college.
There is an alarming increase in the number of high school dropouts or students who quit their education after middle school itself. Many young people today prefer leisure activities over education. Children in middle school are far too young to make such an important decision such as dropping out of school, but they are often pressured by their peers.
Parents need to encourage their children to think about college and the importance of their work in middle school as it relates to success in high school. Middle school students are not too young to begin the college process. Students at this age are more likely to accept what is being taught at school. Parents need to reinforce the value of higher education to their children.