9th Grade

  • Focus on getting good grades! Your GPA starts now
  • Register on scholarship websites
  • Get involved in a variety of activities to find out what interests you

10th Grade

  • Make good grades a priority – your GPA continues to grow
  • Register at scholarship websites
  • Take the PLAN (practice ACT) test in October
  • Start thinking about careers that interest you
  • Continue to participate in extracurricular activities

11th Grade

  • Remember, 2nd semester GPA goes on your applications!
  • Attend college fairs (see calendar for dates).
  • Take the PSAT in October
  • Make a list of about 10 potential colleges
  • Meet with the college representatives that visit our school
  • Utilize your two college days
  • Start thinking about possible majors
  • Get involved in a variety of areas – it helps to be well-rounded
  • Plan to take the ACT test by June (you can do this multiple times)
  • Register at scholarship websites

12th Grade

  • Grades still matter. Schools require a final transcript
  • Attend college fairs (see calendar for dates)
  • Choose a general area of study (assists in college selection)
  • Utilize your two college days
  • Narrow your choices to the top five schools
  • Send applications by December
  • Take the ACT until you are satisfied, but no later than December!
  • File your FAFSA form (January)
  • Meet with the college representatives that come to our school
  • Register at scholarships websites