As you return to school keep a few truths in mind. You need to have a good attitude toward education, You have to make the effort to learn. The teachers and the school can’t learn for you, they can only teach, show and explain.
You need to come to school each day with everything you need such as your books, note book, pens and pencils, completed assignments, lunch or lunch money and computer if required. Be on time and pay attention in class and TO THE TEACHER. Read the material you are studying. Study the material. Ask questions. Put the ideas on paper and see how it all fits together. See how something new is like something you already know and how it’s different. A lot of times you need only remember the one idea such as horizontal. When you know it’s name is because of the horizon then vertical is the other way; up and down. Memorize rules and later, on an SAT you have the rules to fall back on.