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Freshman Information

  • Meet with Mrs. Page to discuss college plans and career goals.

  • Become aware of what courses and standardized tests are required for colleges that you would like to attend.

  • Enroll in challenging classes, especially college preparatory courses, such as Algebra 1, Geometry, Algebra 2, college prep English, foreign language, and Biology. Consider enrolling in Advanced Placement (AP) and honors courses, if available.

  • Take a foreign language, in addition to English, History, Mathematics, and Science.

  • Take electives that meet colleges' admission standards (such as visual and performing arts.)

  • Start a calendar with important standardized tests, admission, and financial aid dates and deadlines.

  • Prepare for college entrance tests: Scholastic Achievement Test (SAT) or the American College Testing (ACT) exam. Use prep books or software to help you practice.

  • In the spring, talk to Mrs. Page, teachers, and parents to plan your sophomore year.

  • Explore summer opportunities such as jobs, internships, job shadowing, volunteer work, and summer programs.

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  • Do your best in class, study hard, complete all assignments, and earn good grades (A's and B's).

  • Develop and practice good attendance habits.

  • Develop good study habits and organizational habits.

  • Be involved in extracurricular activities, volunteer projects, and sports you enjoy.

  • Learn a foreign language.

  • Read books on a summer reading list recommended by teachers. Review Mathematics and Science as well.

  • Participate in summer enrichment programs.

  • Think about career and occupational opportunities for your future.

  • Keep a file of important documents and notes (copies of report cards, lists of awards and honors, lists of volunteer activities, paid work, etc.).

  • Save money for your college education.

  • Check into financial aid programs and scholarships and explore external scholarship opportunities, such as Army ROTC.

  • www.fafsa.ed.gov

  • www.ed.gov/finaid

  • www.fastweb.com

  • www.goarmy.com/rotc/scholarship.jsp