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The page started on 05/24/2012
Updated on 07/28/2012
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Start Early and Plan Ahead! Challenge Yourself, Present Yourself and Engage Others! It's never too early to think about college preparation -- about the benefits of a college education and about the ways to put college within reach.

Freshma - Grade 9
 
Time Frame
 
Activities
 
  All Year  

Challenge yourself for academic excellence
Take the righ courses for you
Establish effective a daily study plan and learning skills
Start to review for SAT and ACT , one book per month
Develop good reading and writing habits
Learn how to present yourself and engage others
Explore extracurricular opportunities
Explore and pursue leadership opportunities
Engage community activities early
Gain job experience early
Begin writing high school resume

 
         
  Sept.-Oct.  

Transition into high school
Set goal and review 4 year high school plan
Establish a daily study plan
Build effective study skills for all courses
Join clubs and extracurricular activities
Meet with school counselor for all your plans
Communicate with your parents

 
         
  Nov. -Dec.  

Challenge yourself for academic excellence
Explore your goals for 4 year high school
Explore your academic, college and career interests
Estimate your academic abilities, review Studies Book and talk to your teaches for course options
Plan study schedule and review for exams in January
Explore and join school extracurricular activites

 
         
  Jan. -March  

Schedule and meet your school counselor
Challenge college prep course selection
Review your four-year plan
Get advice and sign for next year's schedule

 
         
  April-August  

Register for SAT subject test in April and take tests in June, if complete Honor or AP courses
Make summer plan
Summer classes and other learning experiences
Summer sport activities
Summer ACT/SAT review
Summer Jobs
Community activities
Volunteer activities

 
 
Sopphomores - Grade 10
 
Time Frame
 
Activities
 
  All Year  

Challenge yourself for academic excellence
Explore your academic, college and career interests
Set your goals for 4 year high school
Know your academic abilities and adjust the courses
Establish and keep effective daily study plan and learning skills
Keep or develop good reading and writing habits
College admission tests
Take PSAT
Review for SAT and ACT, one book per month
Start to take SAT and ACT tests
Take SATII in the end of Honor or AP courses
Learn how to present yourself and engage others
Explore and pursue leadership opportunities
Explore and continue extracurricular opportunities
Engage community activities early and consistently
Gain job experience early

 
         
  Sept.-Oct.  

Challenge yourself for academic excellence
Meet school counselor, review high school course plans
Establish a daily study plan for this year
Keep or develop good reading and writing habits
Regist and take PSAT and PLAN

 
         
  Nov. -Dec.  

PLAN – pre ACT, pre SAT
PLAN Interpretation of tests
Keep or develop good reading and writing habits

 
         
  Jan. -March  

Schedule and meet your school counselor
Challenge college prep course selection
Evaluate your goal and four-year plan
Consider SAT and subject tests

 
         
  April-August  

Register for SAT subject test in April and take tests in June, if complete Honor or AP courses
Make summer plan
Summer enrichment courses
Summer ACT/SAT review
Summer Jobs
Summer sport activities
Community activities
Volunteer activities

 
     
Juniors - Grade 11
 
Time Frame
 
Activities
 
  All Year  

Challenge yourself for academic excellence and extracurricular activitis
Explore your academic, college and career interests
Set your goals for last two year high school
Emphasis on academic excellence
Gain effective daily study plan and learning skills
Review and take SAT and ACT tests
Take SATII in the end of Honor or AP courses

Present yourself for your
Academic abilities
Extracurricular talents
Effective planning, learning and problem solving skills
Leadership potential
Resume with your accomplishments
Essay

Engage others and serve communities
With teachers, classmates for academic activities
With the team for extracurricular activities
Coworkers and supervisors for jobs or volunteer works
College Representatives
Engage community activities consistently

 
         
  Sept.-Oct.  

Review your high school course plans
Register and take PSAT/NMSQT
Attend College Fairs and vist college representatives

 
         
  Nov. -Dec.  

Do your best for your courses
Student/Parent College Information Night
Begin to explore colleges and make plans to visit colleges on weekends and spring break and summer

 
         
  Jan. - March  

Registrants appointment and see your school counselor for Junior college application planning
Update Four Year Plan
Register and Take ACT in April, May, or June
Register and Take SAT in March, May, or June
Register for SAT subject tests
Register for AP exams
Challenging College Prep Course Selection

 
         
  March- May  

Begin to select college and search the information about programs, scholarship and financial aid
Visit College Representatives in College Fairs
College Visits ( Spring Break and weekends)
Athletes register for NCAA
Take ACT/SAT I/SAT II

 
         
  May -June  

Take Advanced Placement (AP) Exams
Begin Service Academy or ROTC Applications
Check in with counselor for college application planning
Plan summer college visits
Take SAT subject tests if apply

 
         
 

June/July/August

 

Summer Jobs (Paid and/or Volunteer)
Summer enrichment course
Community activities
Develop list of colleges you are interested in
College Visits
Update your resume with your accomplishments

 
 
Seniors - Grade 12
 
Time Frame
 
Activities
 
  All Year  

Challenge yourself
Emphasis on academic excellence
Explore your academic and career interests
Select and apply colleges
Retake SAT, and ACT
Take or retake SATII

Present yourself
Academic abilities
Extracurricular talents
Leadership potential
Organizing and problem solving skills
Resume with your accomplishments
Essay

Engage others
Enhance interpersonal skills

Serve communities consistently

 
         
  Sept.-Oct.  

Senior Parent College Application Information Meeting
Retake ACT/SAT I, SATII

 
         
  Fall Semester  

College Re-search/Visits
Meet with College Counselor
College Application Process – Activities List, Letters of Recommendation, Essay, Scholarship applications

 
         
  Nov. -Dec.  

All college applications due to college counselor

 
         
  Jan. - March  

File FAFSA Forms
Study for your AP tests, if applicable

 
         
  April  

Admissions notifications arrive
Financial aid decision arrive
May 1 is the deadline to accept one college admission
If receives "wait listed", see your school counselor

 
         
  May  

College Decision – Notify all other accepting schools of your final acceptance plans
Take advanced placement (AP) exams
Be sure to accept your financial aid award

 
         
 

June-August

 

Graduation
Submit final transcript to college of attendance
Summer Jobs (Paid and/or Volunteer)
Summer Learning Experiences
College Visits