KEYS TO SUCCESS
  • Start researching colleges this year either through Career Cruisingwww.collegeboard.org, or any other college search engine.  You should be narrowing down your career goals and making decisions to help you achieve them.
  • Continue taking honors classes, when available. Consider taking Advance Placement (AP) classes.
  • Take the PSAT in October to get practice for the Spring SATs and qualify for National Merit. 
  • Learn about colleges and scholarships: attend college fairs, visit college campuses, view websites. 
  • Maintain and improve your GPA. Tenth and eleventh grades are used to calculate GPA on college applications. 
  • Take on leadership positions in your extracurricular school and community activities. 
  • Sign up for an SAT prep class. 
  • Take the SAT I (Reasoning) or ACT, and SAT II (Subject) tests in the spring. 
  • Complete applications for the military academies in the spring. 
  • Complete NCAA Clearinghouse application.
  • Attend college information nights.