Find out what students and parents can do to start building a strong academic record and a healthy savings account.
Find out why you should prepare for college now.
Check out My Future, My Way: First Steps Toward College, a workbook for middle and junior high school students.
Learn about a wide variety of careers—both at NASA and elsewhere—from NASA's Career Information center.
Use FAFSA4caster to find out how much federal student aid your child might receive. This information will help you plan ahead.
Continue saving for your child's college education. If you have not opened a savings account, learn about the tax advantages of saving and find a link to a clearinghouse of state college savings plans.
Talk to your child about his or her interests and help match those interests with a college major and career.
Help your child develop good study habits, such as studying at the same time and place every day and having the necessary materials to complete assignments.
Stay in contact with your child's teachers and counselor so that they can let you know about any changes in your child's behavior or schoolwork.
Keep an eye on your child's grades oon his or her tests and report cards, and help him or her find tutoring assistance, if necessary.
Get tips from the following documents:
Helping Your Child With Homework offers suggestions on assisting your child with successfully completing assignments.
Helping Your Child Through Early Adolescence addresses issues that parents of 10- to 14-year-olds generally find most challenging.
Browse Parent Power for ideas to help you support your child as he or she transitions into high school.