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I am in 10th Grade

Gabby Douglas

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
  • English
  • 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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