Helping High School Students Avoid End-of-the-Year Burnout

Private School Dublin

During the last few month of the school year, it’s not unusual for private high school students to experience the persistent fatigue and decline in motivation that is characteristic of academic burnout. Students in a college prep school are typically hardworking individuals, but going at full speed for a long time can be exhausting. Fortunately, there are some simple steps that high school students can take to prevent this common problem.

Talk to the school counselor.
When experiencing any sort of problems in a college preparatory school, the first course of action usually involves a meeting with the school counselor. School counselors are specially trained to provide effective, actionable guidance to students. For example, your counselor might find that you’re overscheduling your after-school time while trying to maintain with a demanding academic track. With the counselor’s help, you can identify the activities that would make the most impactful impression on college admissions personnel. You might decide to keep these activities and scale down your involvement in the others.

Take a step backward and regroup.
Sometimes, keeping track of the details of school, sports, clubs, and social activities can be overwhelming. Take a figurative step backward and reassess your situation. Figure out what your priorities are for today and the rest of the week, and then reorganize your schedule as needed.

Take scheduled breaks.
The solution to being overscheduled isn’t always to work harder or work longer hours. Everyone needs some time to relax now and then. Set aside some time for breaks when you plan your daily schedule. If you plan a three-hour study session on Saturday, include a few 15-minute breaks or break up your study session into three one-hour sessions. By giving your brain some time to rest, you’ll likely find that your memory retention is better.

The Quarry Lane School maintains a dynamic learning environment that takes a proactive approach toward connecting students with the support and resources they need to exceed expectations. Our private school in Dublin encourages students to work closely with their school counselors to chart the course for their academic careers. Call us at (925) 829-8000 to learn more.

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