Here's the Plan - Make life after high school a success
Any new adventure requires advance planning. But if your idea of advance planning is deciding what to do this Friday night, you might find yourself shortchanged when it comes time to go to college. After all, who has the time to plan for the future between homework, after-school practices, jobs and social life? That's why we're here to help you get the most out of your high school years and prepare for the future. The list below maps out what you need to do each year of high school to put you on the path to sucess.
Freshman Year - Fall -
- Develop a plan for the classes you'll need to take over the next four years. Strive to take the most challenging courses available.
- Get involved in extra-curriucular activities (clubs, student government, etc.) or volunteer pursuits that interest you. Check with your guidance counselor to find out about what's available if you need suggestions.
- Build relationships with teachers, counselors and coaches who can help provide college recommendations.
- Get familiar with standardized tests you will need to take.
- Talk about college costs with your family now so you can begin to make financial preparations.
- Schedule a meeting with your counselor to make sure coursework for your sophomore year is on track.
- Apply for summer internships, jobs, or volunteer activities.