Starting in 9th grade, set goals and follow your goals throughout your high school years. The first great way to do this is by staying academically strong: do you classwork, turn it in on time, and take notes that will help later on in the school year. Secondly, stay focused; try not to get distracted with high school drama and relationships. Thirdly, maintain a high G.P.A. and have good grades throughout your high school years, many opportunities can possibly come. Most importantly, enjoy your high school years.