THIS MIGHT NOT WORK IF YOU ARE NOT WILLING TO TRY
1. get to know all of your classmates, and actually know facts about them, not only their name.Will be hard if you are really shy, but give it a shot, on a few steps
*start with 1 or 2 friends
*build up on going to a group of 3 or more friends
*start to know everyone
2. get to know whos in your grade, or who are in different classes but are in the same grade as you are.
*some people you can find are shy, you could boost their confidence up and help yourself too!
*some people are not willing to accept who you are, but they are many more to go
3. start to know people who are either lower grader than you, or older. depending on your self confidence.
4. start to actually particpate if you dont
*raise your hand often
*ask a friend or a teacher for help
HOPE THIS WORKS XX IT WILL TAKE A FEW TRY BUT WILL HELP!