Research which high schools or special programs will help you learn more about your areas of interest.
Talk to your counselor and your teachers about when to begin taking advanced courses such as Algebra I and beginning foreign language class. (But, remember, take only the most difficult courses YOU CAN HANDLE.)
Talk to your counselor or teachers about courses you can take in high school.
Get involved in school- or community-based extracurricular activities.
Keep reading magazines, newspaper articles and books.
Keep a journal to develop good writing skills by writing about your activities, your hopes and dreams, your family and friends, and your school.