What to Know About School In January

January is an important month for everyone, and school in January is no exception!

January is the first month of the new year, and a lot is going on!  Students are back in class after the holiday break and back to their learning routine.

But going back to class is not always easy! The transition to returning to the structure and routine of being in class after being away from school can be a challenge for many students. Getting back into the school swing after the holidays can take some time.

What Happens in School in January?

As the first month of the year, January can act as a reset button for habits and routines in life. While many of us set resolutions for the year ahead, January is a natural month to reflect and review the year that just passed and look ahead to the upcoming months.

For students in Elementary School, January is an important month to set goals, review routines, and develop stronger learning habits.

  • Goal Setting: Does your family set goals in January? Setting academic resolutions for the year ahead is a great way to get students of all ages thinking about what they would like to achieve in the rest of the school year. Setting goals is easy when students use the CAM system of goal setting.

January is the end of the first semester for students in High School on a semester system. The end of a term means that final exams may be given. While term finals and standardized tests may have been suspended in recent years due to Covid, most students will return to taking exams this year.

  • Final Exams: Final Exams can be a stressful time for students. In fact, research shows 61% of teens admitted to feeling a lot of pressure to get good grades. That’s why solid study skills are key for all students. The more organized and on-track students are, the less stressful finals will be.
  • College Applications. While actual deadlines will vary from state to state and across institutions, January is often considered a key month to start planning and preparing for the application deadlines, even if they are months away.
  • SAT and ACT Entrance Exams. January is the perfect month for students heading to college to look up upcoming SAT and ACT registration and testing dates and make plans for the upcoming semester.

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