Support your teen as they prepare for finals because grades count now. For many freshmen, this first round of high school finals is a critical test, since kids are typically taking tough, comprehensive tests for the first time. Make sure your child is studying effectively, eating well, and getting enough rest. It may seem far off, but these grades contribute to the GPA and class rank that colleges — and scholarships — will consider with your child’s application.

Updated: June 13, 2018