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The timeline is a great way to organize your high school years so that you choose those strategies that will benefit you most in accomplishing your academic goals. 

9th Grade:

•Get to know your teachers, counselors and administrators

•Become familiar with high school graduation requirements

•Speak with your counselor about taking advanced courses

•Begin earning good grades now. The grades you earn in ninth grade will be included in your final high school grade point average (GPA)

•Consider taking the PSAT

•Review the grade level promotion requirements

•Get involved in extracurricular activities

•Plan your summers wisely: begin your community service project, work on your summer reading and participate in college summer programs.


10th Grade:

•Maintain good grades and know how to improve your GPA

•If you failed a course in ninth grade speak with your counselor about making up credits or raising your GPA in night school or virtual school

•Take the PSAT in October

•Become familiar with college entrance requirements

•Continue working on your community service project and remember to get all required signatures

•Begin researching postsecondary options (e.g. college, vocational programs, career choices)

•Plan your summers wisely: begin your community service project, work on your summer reading and participate in college summer programs.

11th Grade:

•Review your graduation status with your counselor •Formulate post-high school plans

•Prepare for college entrance exams and become familiar with registration dates and deadlines

•Consider taking test prep courses

•Continue taking math, foreign language, science and history courses

•Make sure you are taking or planning to take courses that will fulfill college requirements

•Continue being involved in a club or sport

•Become familiar with college admission requirements

•Consider taking the PSAT

•Take the ASVAB Career Exploration Test to explore possible career paths

•Plan your summers wisely: begin your community service project, work on your summer reading, participate in college summer programs and visit college campuses

12th Grade:

•Discuss your graduation status with your counselor

•Review and apply for financial aid and scholarships

•Complete college applications, tests and entrance requirements before December 1st

•Complete your community service project by December 1st

•Ask your teachers to assist you with writing college essays or scholarships essays.

•Attend college presentations