Nicolas Junior High School

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1100 W Olive Ave,   Fullerton, CA 92833
Phone: 714-447-7775 Fax: 714-447-7586
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Junior High Success

The transition to junior high can be difficult for many students. Academically, they are adjusting to moving from class to class, having multiple teachers with different teaching styles and expectations, and learning more challenging academic content. Many students are experiencing physical and emotional changes brought on by puberty, as well as changing friendships and navigating new social circles. As students are becoming older, they are also learning to relate to parents as young teens rather than as children, which can lead to more conflicts at home. No wonder the junior high years are challenging! The Nicolas Counseling department is here to help you and your child with the transition from elementary school to junior high and from junior high to high school. The junior high years pass quickly, but are critical in preparing students academically and socially for high school. 
How to Be Successful in Junior High
 
Some important habits for students to develop are:
 
* Writing down assignments in the student planner in every class
* Bringing a charged iPad to school daily
* Having a regular time and place to do homework
* Keeping backpack and homework binders clean and organized
* Checking PowerSchool regularly for current grades and missing assignments
* Getting at least 8 hours of sleep each night
* Eating a healthy breakfast and lunch
 
Students can make an appointment to see a counselor by scanning the QR code below and completing the appointment form!
Parents can make an appointment by contacting the appropriate counselor.
 
Mrs. Gustin, Mental Health Specialist
tanya_gustin@myfsd.org
714.447.7775 ext. 127
 
Mrs. Hsieh, Academic Counselor
pat_hsieh@myfsd.org
714.447.7775 ext. 307