Obtain colour-coded binders (1 for each subject) as well as basic supplies such as dividers, lined paper, calculator, pencil case etc.
At home, set up a private, organized place, free of distractions in which to do homework
Set up a master timetable in the workplace which lists sports, activities and family commitments, in addition to school commitments
Use a timer to set aside a minimum time each night. Set a time such as 20 minutes, then take a break for 5 minutes, then get back to work. Try to be consistent as to when homework is done. Most students become less effective as the evening progresses, so earlier is better.
Understand your IEP and use accommodations as needed. The biggest challenge in the transition to high school is learning to ask for needed support outlined in your Individual Education Plan (such as teacher conferencing, extra time for tests, access to a computer, spelling considerations, etc.) Being a good self-advocate will help you throughout your future endeavours.
Always take notes. Teachers expect more independent work habits in high school and note-taking, even brief jot notes when a handout is provided, help maintain focus and aid memory.