You are half way finished with high school and well on your way to college. Here are a few tips on what you can do to get you there.
- Review your academic schedule with your counselor to make sure that you are taking appropriate but challenging courses (see the suggested list below).
- Earn good grades, keep up your good study habits, and stay on top of homework.
- Increase your involvement in extracurricular activities.
- Consider a leadership role in one of your extracurricular activities such as president, treasurer or team captain.
- Take the Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test (PSAT).
- Create a resume that outlines your experiences during high school.
- During the summer, participate in activities—a job, a volunteer opportunity, or an academic program.
- Visit nearby colleges in order to begin to develop a sense of what type of school works best for you. Try to visit a variety of colleges including large public universities, private research institutions, and small liberal arts colleges to give you an idea of what is available.
Suggested 10th Grade Coursework
- Geometry or Algebra II
- Laboratory science (Biology or Chemistry)
- Foreign Language (Level two of same language)
- Take other courses that prepare you for college-level study
- Enroll in Advanced Placement Courses if eligible. Consult with your school counselor
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