• Swati Chopra

Planning for summer starts now


When our kids start high school, summer's usually the first thing to go. Even when we don't actively plan too many things, it seems the summer months just get crowded with an insane amount of activities. Throw in one or two family trips and August is here before we know it.


Many families wonder what their kids should be doing between June and September and this is the best time to finalize plans so that you have choices since many of the classes, programs, camps, etc start filling up in March. It truly does depend on your child, what they're interested in, and how they want to spend the summer. There really is no right or wrong activity.

If your child has a major they know they want to pursue then we can talk about some options they might have. If your child is open to trying out different fields and areas of study then we have so many choices in front of us. Give me a call or drop me an email and we'll brainstorm together.


A good rule of thumb is to block out some down time and to plan activities around it. This will ensure your teenagers don't get burned out before school starts. Something as simple as a weekly trek to the local ice cream parlor can do wonders for a busy family!


Class of 2022:

The wait is finally over! Your last decision letters should start arriving any day now. UC Davis will be releasing a good chunk of their decisions this week and many of the other UC campuses will follow shortly. Please use this spring break wisely and tour a couple of the schools which are the top contenders on your list. If you know which university you want to choose, go ahead and wrap things up - put down your deposit and let the other colleges that gave you a spot know you're declining their offer- and finally sit back and relax! Congratulations Class of 2022!


Class of 2023:

I'm so proud of all the hard work you've put in this year. It wasn't easy coming back after 18 months at home but you did it and now you've started the college planning phase. Your summer plans should definitely be finalized by now. Everything's a go; whether you're studying for the SATs, working, taking classes, or volunteering, the plan is to keep the momentum going. For my Class of 2023 families who haven't signed up for the Senior Strategy Comprehensive Package and are interested please reach out to me sooner rather than later and we'll start planning senior year.


Class of 2024:

The summer before junior year is a great time to really dig deeper into activities that you're interested in. You have many choices and I'm happy to help you decide. Students usually spend their time volunteering and doing research projects. Finding something that you're excited about is the key.


Class of 2025:

Many of my rising sophomores stay busy with math or science classes. Don't just follow the masses, make sure these classes are beneficial to you and take the time to research the different companies which offer them. You have many choices so let's make sure you're making the right choice. Besides core classes, you can also explore different fields - photography, government, marketing, coding, etc. Volunteering is always a good choice and helps you give back to your community.