Admissions Expertise How can students get the best high school teacher recommendations? Get to know your teachers, allowing them to get to know you. The better they know you the stronger the recommendation. Ideally you want to build relationships upon entering high school, so by time you need your recommendations you would have a number of teachers to choose from. Once relationships have been established and you are ready to make requests you should provide each teacher with a form/sheet filled out by you, about you. Include personal characteristics, strengths, favorite subjects, academic awards/honors, extracurriculars, volunteerism/community service, etc. Also be sure to include the purpose of the recommendation, whether it is a college or scholarship application with a few details about it. You could create a recommendation form using a simple outline format. Fill in one form with your personal information, and make copies for all recommendation prospects. Always allow 2 weeks (with reminders) for teachers to follow through on your request. Likes Like This Answer Already Liked This Answer Thank you, this item will be reviewed.