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Junior Year Timeline

August

  • There will be a junior class meeting with the Principal, Dean of Academics, Dean of Students, and the College and Career Counselors to discuss expectations for the school year
  • Students should verify their class schedules for accuracy ­- know what courses are needed for graduation
  • Visit the College and Career Counseling Office and meet with your counselor 
  • Develop good study skills
  • Get involved with activities, clubs, and organizations. Choose activities that you enjoy!
  • When you apply to college or for jobs, potential schools and employers look for a person who is "well­rounded" and someone who is not afraid to get involved

September

  • Students who are experiencing difficulties with and of their academics should reach out to the Dean of Academics and the College and Career Counseling Office
  • Attend College Fairs and visit college websites to learn as much as you can about different colleges
  • Register for the next ACT or SAT
  • Prepare to take the PSAT in October ­ you may qualify to earn National Merit Scholarships 

October

  • Students should review their study habits and work to improve in the areas that need attention
  • PSAT test - October 14, 2015 
  • End of first quarter -­ October 16, 2015
  • Parent/Teacher Conferences ­- October 29, 2015
  • Register for the next ACT or SAT

November

  • Parent/Teacher Conferences -­ November 6, 2015
  • Thanksgiving Break - November 26­-27, 2015

December

  • End of second quarter - December 18, 2015
  • Prepare of end of semester exams
  • Continue researching colleges

January

  • Students should focus on proper time management and study habits
  • College Admissions Counselors will visit in the spring - watch for dates to be posted and sign up in Mrs. Steffen's office

February

  • Students who are experiencing difficulties with and of their academics should reach out to the Dean of Academics and the College and Career Counseling Office
  • Begin planning your senior year schedule
  • If ROTC or the U.S. Military Academies are in your future you need to begin this process in the spring of your junior year ­ visit us in the College and Career Counseling office for additional information 

March

  • The counselor will meet with students to begin the course selection process for senior year
  • End of third quarter ­- March 11, 2016
  • Easter Break ­- March 24, 25 and 28, 2016

April

  • Spring Break ­- April 4-­8, 2016
  • Begin narrowing your college choices (3­-6)
  • Email colleges requesting admissions materials, financial aid and scholarship information. 
  • Check deadlines ­- this is critical when applying for scholarships 

May

  • End of fourth quarter ­- May 26, 2016
  • Students enrolled in an Advanced Placement course should verify the course requirements with their teacher
  • Prepare for end of year exams ­- May 24-­26, 2016

June -­ August

  • Students should complete their summer reading and assignments
  • Consider working or volunteering in their community
  • Decide where you are applying to college 
  • Continue discussing college and career interests -­ take time to utilize the students Career Cruising portal through the mykheaa.com account
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