Is Your Student Prepared for High School?



12:00 Noon to 3:30 pm PT
Friday, July 30 & Saturday, July 31, 2021
Lafayette Library (Lafayette, CA)
11:30 am to 1:00 pm PT
Saturday, September 11, 2021
Lafayette Library (Lafayette, CA)
Date & Time TBA
Via Zoom
10:00 am to 12:00 Noon PT
Saturday, November 13, 2021
Lafayette Library (Lafayette, CA)
10:00 am to 12:00 Noon PT
Saturday, November 20, 2021
Via Zoom

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The tools and strategies new high school students need to be successful, independent learners and self-advocates.

» Students should take this workshop if . . .

  • They are transitioning from 8th grade to high school
  • They struggle to use their time effectively
  • They have trouble identifying when to advocate for themselves
  • You feel the student may not be fully set up with the academic skills needed to be successful in high school, such as note taking and study strategies
  • They have problems tracking and turning in work
  • They are ready to become more independent and responsible in managing their academics and their time management.

» Students learn to . . .

  • Develop independence and autonomy in their academic success
  • Tailor their study approaches to fit their learning styles
  • Take notes effectively, from text and lecture
  • Shoulder the heavier course load
  • Plan complex projects
  • Communicate effectively & advocate for themselves
  • Prepare for finals.

Nailing Ninth Grade Provides Proven Tools and Techniques for Incoming 9th Graders and Their Parents

Nailing Ninth Grade prepares students and parents for the transition from middle to high school, including what to do and what not to do and how to handle increased work loads and work more independently.


  • All coaches have extensive experience with high school students.
  • Coaches are empathetic and skilled with teaching students of all abilities.
  • Participants gain continued access to Google Classroom for additional resources.
  • Attendees learn SOS4Students’ acclaimed executive function skills and study strategies.

Students Learn Skills They Will Use for Years to Come!

Space is Limited. Sign Up Today.


“Nailing Ninth made all the difference for my son’s move to high school. The transition was much more relaxed than he expected. I’ve felt confident allowing him to manage his schoolwork as a result and he’s done great!” (Julie, parent)
"[Our daughter] worked very hard and has learned a lot about how she learns and how she needs to study in order for her test scores to more accurately reflect what she knows. Thank you and SOS for your part in the heavy lifting that helped to bring us here." (Amy Shutkin)[/su_column]
Between June 1 and July 23, 2021, SOS4 Students offers private workshops for small groups of students who are friends/classmates (minimum group size is four). This is ideal if your students can't attend one of our workshops on the dates scheduled. Private workshops are help Monday through Friday. We require 30-days notice to design and host a private workshop. Contact us at for more information and for pricing.