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
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.
Do your best in class, study
hard, complete all assignments, and earn good grades (A's
Develop and practice good
Develop good study habits and
Be involved in
extracurricular activities, volunteer projects, and sports
Learn a foreign language.
Read books on a summer
reading list recommended by teachers. Review Mathematics and
Science as well.
Participate in summer
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
Check into financial aid
programs and scholarships and explore external scholarship
opportunities, such as Army ROTC.