Starting in October, each counselor will be calling thier juniors down one at a time to discuss planning for their senior year and the next step after high school. College admission requirements, ACT testing, career options, and graduation requirements are among the topis to be covered. At any time, parents can call or email their student’s counselor with questions or even schedule a time to meet.
Career Exploration and Planning
College Planning During Your Junior Year
October – Take the PSAT. Continue researching colleges &
narrowing down your list for next year’s application.
November – Keep up with your extracurriculars.
Try out or run for officer positions.
December – Finish yoru exams strong! Start looking
for scholarships and work on your essay responses.
January – Happy New Year! Check in with
your counselor and see if you’re on track.
February – Register for the ACT. This will give you time
to take it again if your first score isn’t what you want.
March – Start looking for opportunities for the summer break.
This could be work, camps, school, or enrichments programs.
April – Check in with your counselor to go over your school year so far.
Figure out what to do before Senior year to start it strong.
May – Schedule college campus visits and job shadowing
and narrow down which colleges you will be applying to.
June – Your last summer break in high school! Start prepping
for your Senior year by taking ACT/SAT prep course,
registering for the ACT/SAT, and/or visiting college campuses.