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Juniors

                                                

11TH GRADE PLANNING CHECKLIST

  • Explore careers 
  • Attend College Fairs 
  • Visit colleges-take a campus tour
  • Start to focus on your career & college research
    • Academic programs, location, size, cost, activities, athletics
    • Add 6 "Colleges that you are thinking about" in Naviance
  • Narrow your college list to Reach, Target, and Safety schools
  • Use test prep on khanacademy.org and ACT.org to improve your ACT & SAT scores
  • Register and take SAT if applicable
  • Take the ACT exam twice 
  • Schedule an appointment with your counselor and review:
    • Transcript review and credit check
    • 4 year plan
    • Concurrent enrollment
    • College entrance exams
    • College admission requirements
  • Maintain good grades
  • Improve by take challenging courses
  • Search for scholarship opportunities in Naviance
 

 

Parents

  • Talk to your child about schools he or she is considering; ask why those are appealing; help clarify goals & priorities
  • Attend College Fairs with your child
  • Visit colleges with your child, preferably when classes are in session
  • Attend Financial Aid Night with your child's School Counselor

Juniors will take the ACT on the state date in October and in mid-April during the school day. Colleges accept the higher score if test is taken multiple times.