High school is not an ending; it is, rather, a commencement. In Pathfinder: An Action Plan, authors Frank C. Leana and Carole S. Clark show parents and educators how to help students feel empowered and make choices and decisions that will serve them well both in high school and beyond. Filled with practical advice and information, this guide helps students bound for college to improve their academic progress and make the most out of high school. it includes tips for - choosing courses; - planning for standardized tests; - developing interests and participating in activities; - troubleshooting academic solutions; - exploring alternatives to traditional high schools; - understanding learning styles; - helping international students studying in the United States; - getting the most out of learning. Pathfinder: An Action Plan provides winning strategies to help students learn how to learn, enjoy learning, and develop leadership skills that will serve them the rest of their life.