High School can be an incredible journey, filled with moments and memories that stay with you for a lifetime. For your experience to be all it can, you need a good map that can help you get started.
Below is some of our best advice for how to NAVIGATE NEUQUA. We want you to be informed so you can make the best decisions as you move towards Graduation and life after high school.
These 5 landmarks will help you get headed in the right direction...
The best place to start is our Student Splash Page: neuquastudent.org. You will find not only links you will use on a daily basis, but updated announcements and information as the school year happens. Need information about special events before school gets started? How to buy tickets to the Homecoming Dance? Tips about how to study for your first test? Concerned about a friend and want to tell an adult? All of those are at neuquastudent.org
Your Student Planner
Being organized is the first step toward success at school. You will be given your own planner that includes a planning calendar divided into sections to help you keep track of assignments, tests and due dates. At the end of every class, you should take a minute to quickly write down things you need to do. When you get home, or have a moment to think about your work, refer to your planner to help you prioritize.
Your CLASS HOUSE
Each grade level at Neuqua Valley has a Class House. This is where you will find some very important people: School Counselors, Class Dean, Social Worker and Class House secretaries. You also will have a Psychologist that works with your Class House. Class Houses support you in three ways:
EVERYONE - at some point in time - needs help. Struggle is not failure, but just a temporary obstacle. Our teachers are ready, willing and able to help. We have Academic Resource Centers (ARC) at both buildings that are ready to support you. The hardest part can sometimes be asking for help. One of the skills we will talk about a lot is advocacy. To advocate for yourself means recognizing struggle and knowing where to find adults that can help.