• 9th Grade

    • Now that you're in 9th grade, it's time to evaluate your career plans. By starting early, you'll be better prepared.
    • Revisit the Interest Profiler in Naviance.
    • Don't neglect your study habits!
    • Continue to explore post-secondary credit opportunities including college, technical schools, special purpose schools, apprenticeships, and the military related to your selected career interest.
    • If you don't have one, sign up for a college savings account.
    • Talk to your guidance counselors, advisor, teachers, family members or trusted adults about your plans for college.
    • Find out about college entrance requirements for the schools you're interested in.
      • Naviance has some wonderful resources.
      • Explore all your options.
      • College Matching Assistant
    • Create a file of the following documents and notes (Naviance) is a great place to store a number of these items):
      • report cards
      • lists of awards and honors
      • school and community activities
      • volunteer work
    • Start thinking about the colleges you want to attend.
      • (Hint: Use Naviance to help look for schools.)
    • Find out about Advanced Placement and other honors-level courses you can take in high school to help you prepare for college or earn college credit. Explore post-secondary credit opportunities including college, technical schools, special purpose schools, apprenticeships, and the military related to your selected career interest.
    • Continue to get involved in campus and community activities.
    • Take the Preliminary Scholastic Assessment Test (PSAT), to evaluate your skills in English, math, reading and science reasoning. It's good practice and your scores won't count towards your college application.
    • Getting Ready for College
    • How are you spending your summer?
      • Volunteering and educational programs can help give you a better idea about what kind of training or career would be right for you.
    • Explore Schools
      • Consider a youth apprenticeship, internship or other work-based learning programs.
    • Change can be difficult — you're on your own!
      • Try taking some small steps towards independence this year, perhaps with more responsibility around your house.

     

  • Ca · reer
    /kə’rir/
    Noun:
    One’s calling in life; a person’s occupation; one’s profession.

    Col · lege
    \kälij\
    Noun:
    Any institution of higher education that awards a degree or credential post-high school graduation.  This includes, but is not limited to, universities, community colleges, trade schools and more.
    College Can Change Everything