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Freshman Year

Important Imformation

You just get to high school and already you're supposed to start preparing for college? Not really, but there are some things you can do to help prepare for college in the next few years.freshman

  • Develop strong academic and critical thinking skills by taking challenging courses and reading. Discuss academic and career plans with your Guidance Counselor and come up with a tentative four-year plan.
  • Gain an understanding of high school graduation requirements, college entrance requirements, and collegiate athletic requirements, if applicable, and make sure you are taking, and you will continue to take, the proper courses.
  • Get involved in extra-curricular activities, volunteer opportunities, and internships or jobs. When you apply to college, you will be asked about these activities. The quality of your involvement is more important than the number of activities you choose. Find things that interest you and that you are passionate about.
  • Look for interesting things to do over the summer that will enrich your life. Many colleges want to know how you spent your summers.
  • Start to document your activities, involvement, awards, and honors. Put everything in a separate file.
  • Work hard and get good grades. Your GPA is just one piece of the puzzle, but it is an important one.

Enjoy high school. It should be a wonderful four years!