Road Map for Summer: Class of 2026

Now that you’re done with your first year of high school, it’s a good time to take stock of how things went. Were you able settle into a new routine and lay a strong foundation for the next three years? Did you set goals for the year and work toward them? For all of your successes this year, congratulations! Give yourself the opportunity to appreciate what you’ve accomplished, and to enjoy your summer break. While you should spend at least part of your summer doing something constructive, it’s important to take time to rest and recharge so you can come back in the fall for a great 10th grade year. And if there were things you want to improve upon, use the summer to reflect on what you might do differently in the fall, or to shore up your time management and study skills.