GradesTargets for grades. These are a type of end-goal that say nothing about how you will achieve the goal.
VisibilityGetting noticed in class. For example, a goal to ask and answer questions each school day.
ExperienceGaining valuable experience such as work experience from a summer job.use of time. For example, capping your screen time with video games, apps and internet to an hour a day.
DiligenceImproving the quality of your work. For example, a goal to improve your grades on English essays by carefully proofreading before submission.
FitnessFitness goals such as an improved running time.
SportsSports related targets such as making a sports team in your freshman year of university.
CompetitionCompetitive goals related to sports, academics or activities. For example, a goal to win a soccer championship.
HealthHealth goals such as a target to get more sleep by turning your mobile devices off and strictly going to bed at a particular time.
FinancialFinancial goals such as earning a scholarship.
AdministrativeAdministrative tasks that you need to complete such as applying for universities.
SkillsImproving a skill such as listening skills in a second language.
SocialSocial goals such as making friends. personal resilience to better deal with the stresses of school life. For example, a goal to become more self-confident and outgoing.
LeadershipDeveloping leadership skills. For example, getting in the habit of taking the lead on group assignments.
Public SpeakingGaining public speaking skills and experience.
Self-FulfillmentPursuing your hopes and ambitions. For example, preparing for a gap year of travel.
Community & EnvironmentDoing good things for people and planet such as organizing an outing to clean ocean plastic from a local beach.
Smart GoalsIt is common for schools to request that goals be designed to be specific, measurable, achievable, relevant and time-bound or SMART. This isn't a big deal as it simply means that you need to choose realistic goals, set a target date and have a concrete way to measure that goals have been reached. For example, "I will work harder" isn't measurable and therefore isn't SMART whereas "I will complete all my Spanish assignments on time in first semester" is SMART because it can be measured. Anything that can be clearly marked as completed is measurable.
|Overview: School Goals|
Targets that a student sets for a semester, school year or as a long term plan.