Your schedule should include courses that challenge you academically.
Your junior year grades are crucial because they are your last chance to influence the GPA and class rank that will be indicated on your college applications and transcripts.
Volunteer for school and community activities. Remember, you need to give 40 hours of community service as part of graduation requirements.
Prepare for the PSAT by studying the PSAT guide and taking the practice test if you are planning to attend college.
Visit the local college and career fairs to continue to explore your options usually held in October!
Review your PSAT scores with your counselor and discuss the SAT registration process.
Rededicate yourself after the winter vacation to achieve better grades. Evaluate your study habits and organization, making changes where necessary.
Prepare for the SATs by using College Board study guides and taking the practice tests.
Begin planning your course selection for your senior year.
If planning for college, register for the May or June SATs and/or ACTs and possibly the SAT Subject Tests, if you have not done so already. Take the SAT Subject tests in May if you are currently taking an Advanced Placement Course.
Review your planned senior year courses with your parents and make final changes if necessary. Verify that you have completed or are scheduled for all graduation requirements.
Prepare for your final examinations.
Make plans for the summer, which could include job opportunities, added reading assignments, and college visits.
Begin your summer reading for English class.
Continue to prepare for the SAT and/or ACT exams. Practice, practice, practice.
Begin planning and developing your college essays.
Save money for your college or technical school fund.
Visit potential colleges, career schools, or technical schools. Make careful notes and take pictures as the schools will tend to run together as you visit others.
Update your high school resume and include a list of school and community experiences and awards).
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