Free e-books help transition to middle and high school

Now that school is over, parents and their students may be nervous — or excited — about making the transition from elementary to middle school, or middle school to high school. Either way, there may be some uncertainty with exactly what to expect as each transition takes students to a new level of responsibility and expectations.

To help ease these transitions, and for a limited time, Successful Study Skills 4Students (S4) is making available two free e-books to help parents and their students navigate the next, important step. Successfully Transitioning to Middle School and Successfully Transitioning to High School are free to download at

Each guide, the publisher says, offers insight into the key skills and tools that are essential for a smooth transition, and positive academic outcomes.

The evidence-based strategies are adapted from S4’s study-skills workshops, which will run in Fairfield, Hartford and Westchester counties this summer. The workshops offer a more in-depth approach to studying, note taking, time management, project management, and self-advocacy.

In publishing these e-books, S4 said it draws not only from its experience working with more than 1,800 students, but also on its professional development and parenting programs.

The free e-books are available by visiting Information: or 203-307-5455.