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10 Tips to be a Successful High School Graduate

1. Get a good night rest. Its important to get 6-8 hours of sleep per night. And make sure to eat breakfast, lunch and dinner. 

2. Attend school everyday and make it on time to each class. If you are absent make sure to excuse your attendance and follow up with your teacher. 

3. Take notes in class. Take notes while teachers are lecturing and review your notes often. Good way to start reviewing for exams. It is also important to keep your notes organized by unit/dates. 

4. Do your homework every day. Make sure you set aside a quiet place to complete homeroom with few distractions. THS Library is a good option.  

5. Ask Questions. If you do not understand what is going on in class, ask your teacher during class, during break or after school. Ask other peers in your class can help too. 

6. Go to tutoring. ITS FREE HELP!!! Don't wait till the last mint to get help in your classes. Your grades and credits count towards a high school diploma. Go to THS Tutoring Club for help. 

7. Organize study groups. Like Starbucks? Library? Ask friends to hang out and do homework together and help each other out. 

8. Focused. Honestly, how much time do you spend on snap chat or IG per day? Challenge yourself and turn off your phone for your success. 

9. Read everyday. Students who read everyday gain more knowledge, vocabulary, memory, writing and speaking skills. So read ANYTHING you want. Does not have to relate to school. 

10. Stay positive. High School can be tough but you don't have to do it alone. Ask a teacher or your counselor if you feel overwhelmed and need support. You are not the only one to feel this way. 

Tutoring and Academic Resources

It is extremely important for high school students to always seek tutoring and support when he/she is having academic challenges in any of their classes. It is one of the best habits to learn to be a successful high school graduate and college student. 

On Campus Tutoring

Math Tutoring in the Library

Math teachers will be available after school on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Fridays in the library to assist students with their math homework. We are working on expanding subjects and dates. 

World House Tutoring in B3

Come get help from the World House team on all subjects!

Off Campus Tutoring

Khan Academy Tutorials

Free website that supplies a free online collection of more than 3,000 micro lectures via video tutorials stored on YouTube teaching mathematics, history, healthcare and medicine, finance, physics, chemistry, biology, astronomy, economics, cosmology, organic chemistry, American civics, art history, microeconomics and computer science.

Hayward Library 

Homework Support Center
Monday 3:30-5:30
Tuesday 3:30-5:30
Wednesday 3:30-5:30
Thursday 3:00-4:30

Hayward Weekes Library : 27300 Patrick Ave, Hayward

Downtown Hayward Library: 888 C Street, Hayward

Would you rather get tutoring help over the Internet?  The Live Homework Help tutoring service, provided by, is available 7 days a week from 1:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. You need your Library Member ID. Library membership is free. 

Cherryland Computer Cafe Lab  Norberg Room @ Eden Church, 21455 Birch St. Hayward
Fall Hours:
Mon & Tues 4-7pm
2nd and 4th Wed 1-4pm
Thurs 6:30-8:30pm 

Reach Ashland Youth Center

Tutoring, Computers, Counseling, Exercise, Youth Programs and more

Parent & Student Portal

Parent and student on-line access to grades, attendance and more (Infinite Campus).

2020 Student Survey

The Tennyson staff is trying to learn more about what you think and how you feel about your grades, and we believe that student voice is powerful. This survey is meant to help teachers learn more about how to help improve grading practices in their classes.

Note: Students will be taking this survey in their English and ELD classes.

The survey should take between 15-45 minutes for students to complete.