Your Education is preparing you for your future. It is all about what you want to do and who you want to become. Take the right courses and earn the best grades you can. Ask for help and ask lots of questions. Ask about Fee Waivers for everything from test registrations, college applications, and NCAA registration!
9th GRADE Spend time thinking/researching about what you want to do after High School. Find out about honors-level, Advanced Placement and College and Career Promise courses. Find out about college entrance requirements for the schools you're interested in. Research post-secondary options: military, career, trade school, internships, service. Get involved at school and in the community: clubs, sports, jobs, and/or volunteerism.
10th GRADE If you haven’t already, start a planning file: College, training, work information. Start studying for standardized tests like the ACT, SAT ASVAB. Take the PSAT and/or PreACT. Learn about financial aid options; attend our FAFSA information night. Register with the NCAA Eligibility Center at eligibilitycenter.org Learn about yourself, what is important to you?
11th GRADE Spend time in your career research. Revisit admissions requirements for the colleges you're interested in: GPA, test scores, and additional requirements. October Register and take the PSAT: junior year it is a qualifier for the National Merit Scholar Program & the National Achievement Program. Go to college fairs and/or College visits. December review your PSAT PreACT scores and use them to study smart. February: Register for the ACT and/or SAT and send your scores to colleges, universities and the NCAA = 9999 Take the ACT/SAT Work on your college and scholarship application essays. Decide if you are going to apply for early decision or early action programs: due between October and December. Using your performance and test preparation, STUDY, and take the ACT and/or SAT again if you need to improve your scores.
12th GRADE Using your performance and test preparation, STUDY, and take the ACT and/or SAT again if you need to improve your scores. Early fall, apply for colleges, universities, and post high school programs. October or as soon as possible, apply for financial aid with the FAFSA and as required by the colleges where you are applying. Register for FAFSA day, FAFSA information night for help if you need it. College acceptance information comes between December and April depending on when and how you applied. For athletes go to NCAA eligibilitycenter.org and request your final amateurism certification after April 1. If placed on a waiting list for a particular college and want to go to that college, contact admissions, them you are still very interested. Give any person you've asked for a recommendation PLENTY of time to write on your behalf.
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