• 10th Grade

    • Keep those grades up!
      • You might have a lot going on this year, but it's important to stay focused on your schoolwork. Calculate your GPA and see if you need to brush up on any subjects.
      • Successful Study Techniques
    • Sign up for a college savings account or continue to add money to an existing account.
      • Talk to your parents about financial aid options. It's a good idea to start talking about how you're going to pay for college.
      • Find Scholarships using Naviance
    • Continue your conversations with your guidance counselors, teachers, family members or trusted adults about your plans to meet your education and career plans.
    • Find out about Advanced Placement and other honors-level courses for junior year.
      • These can 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.
    • Update your file in Naviance — or start one, if you haven't already.
    • Continue extracurricular activities.
      • Remember, many admissions officers look for well-rounded students who participate in the world around them.
      • If you have room in your schedule, consider a part-time job or volunteer position.
    • Look into participating in academic enrichment programs, summer workshops and camps with specialty focuses such as music, arts and sciences.
    • Check into work-based learning experiences such as career-related field trips, job shadowing, entrepreneurial ventures, internships, cooperative education and youth apprenticeships.
    • It's not too early to start studying for standardized tests like the ACT and SAT. A great place to start is with the PrepMe.  It can be found in Naviance.
    • Investigate your options for participating in post-secondary credit course enrollment next year.
      • This allows juniors and seniors to enroll in college courses if they meet certain requirements.
    • Naviance College Research Tools - Some Examples
      • SUPERMATCH - helps you find the right fit for college
      • COLLEGE MATCH - uses your college application list and shows colleges that match those
      • COLLEGE LOOKUP - lets you find specfic college profiles
      • COLLEGE MAPS - shows you where colleges are located
      • and much more
    • Meet with your school counselor and talk with your parents and teachers to discuss future post-secondary plans: explore all your opportunities.
    • Keep reading!
    • Expanding your vocabulary and learning new things will help with many things over the next few years.


  • Ca · reer
    One’s calling in life; a person’s occupation; one’s profession.

    Col · lege
    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