•  Freshman Year

    • Get to know your guidance counselor and our Career Coach.  Get set for a great high school career!
    • Work with your counselor during Career Prep B to update your four year plan.
    • Take the Kuder Interest Inventory Assessments seriously.  Try to choose electives that match your career goal or that allow you to explore an area of potential interest.
    • Take the most challenging courses you can take and maintain an A/B average.  Don’t just go for the easy A grade. Challenging yourself is important!
    • Get involved! Not only will you enjoy your high school years more, but you will be building your educational resume! Explore the extracurricular and community organizations open to you.  Search out leadership opportunities in the organizations you join. Keep track of any community service hours you complete.  Start your high school resume by keeping a list of memberships, activities, awards, and recognitions.
    • Start thinking about college and which colleges you would like to explore.
    • It’s ON!  Your next four years of grades will affect your college admissions and eligibility for scholarships.  Monitor your GPA to make sure you are on track. A 3.0 GPA is a good target for college admissions and a 3.5 for scholarships.
    • Keep a calendar of assignments and test dates; find and use organizational tools that work for you.
    • If you do not yet have one, create a professional and appropriate email address. 
    • Be smart about social media – what you post now could affect your future.  
    • Visit the College & Career Center at EHS (A128) and/or ECTC (rm 3) and become acquainted with the opportunities available.
    • Save money for college.
    • Make use of your summer.  Explore college programs or enrichment activities.
    • READ books, newspapers, magazines, and blogs.  Look up the meaning of unfamiliar words.
    • Consider taking the ACT.  Starting now helps you become familiar with the test and increases the likelihood of a better score for college and scholarship applications. actstudent.org 
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