Meet with Mrs. Page to
discuss college majors and career goals.
Narrow down the list of
colleges and universities you are interested in attending.
Enroll in challenging
classes, especially college preparatory courses, such as
Geometry, Algebra 2, Trigonometry, Pre-calculus, and
chemistry. Consider enrolling in Advanced Placement (AP) and
Honors courses, if available.
Take a foreign language, in
addition to English, History, Mathematics, and Science.
Prepare for taking tests to
fulfill high school graduation requirements (such as the
Alabama high School Graduation Exam).
Sign up and take the
Preliminary Scholastic Assessment Test (PSAT), if available.
Students who are preparing
for college should sign up and take the PLAN Assessment
Prepare for college entrance
tests: Scholastic Achievement Test (SAT) and/or the American
College Testing (ACT) exam. Use prep books and software.
Plan to take these tests at the beginning of your junior
year. You will need to register a month before you can take
the SAT or the ACT exam.
Explore summer opportunities such as jobs,
internships, job shadowing, volunteer work, and summer
Visit college Web sites and complete
information request forms.
In the spring, talk to Mrs. Page, teachers,
and parents to plan your junior year.
Write a resume with the help of your
parents, teachers, or counselor.
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.