Book from LifeBound Helps High School Freshmen Stay in School

Dec 14, 2010, 14:01 ET from LifeBound

DENVER, Dec. 14, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- LifeBound, the company dedicated to student success, announced the second edition of its book, Making the Most of High School:  Success Secrets for Freshman, available at and

Written by Carol Carter, Making the Most of High School  is a guide for transitioning to high school amidst challenges and changes that trip up one-fourth of high school freshmen. The book infuses humor and real-world instruction from students who talk about how to navigate the choppy waters of adolescence and get the most out of high school and beyond.

In the U.S., only about two-thirds of all 9th-grade students will receive regular high school diplomas four years later, and 82% do not complete college.  Many factors lead to a student's decision to leave school prior to graduation, such as continual absenteeism, which contributes to a disconnection between a student and school. The strongest educational predictor of dropping out is poor academic achievement. These indicators span urban and suburban communities as well as gifted and special education student populations.  

"Many students drop out of high school because they aren't connected to something in school or in their community which can help them feel creative, capable and part of something meaningful and bigger than themselves," commented Carol Carter, author, speaker, and founder and president of LifeBound.

Prompting students to learn their strengths, engage in healthy habits and develop a vision for themselves, Making the Most of High School also addresses critical issues such as:

  • Making wise peer choices
  • Managing time and priorities
  • Harnessing 21st century technology safely
  • Planning for college, career and life.

About LifeBound

LifeBound was founded in 2000 by Carol Carter, a student success expert who's written over 20 books on college and career success. LifeBound works nationally and internationally with students, teachers, administrators and parents to help students transition throughout their academic years and to succeed in school, career and life. LifeBound's web site is  Follow LifeBound on Facebook.

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