•                                      Planning your way to college: Freshman Action Plan

  • Colleges care about the courses you take in high school.  You will have more options if you start planning now for college and  earn good grades in High School.
The courses you take in high school show colleges what kind of goals you set for yourself.
  •  Are you choosing to take honors sections or advanced classes? Are you choosing electives that  stretch your mind and help you develop new skills? Or are you doing  enough to get by?
  • Colleges will be more interested in students that have respectable grades in challenging courses than by having outstanding grades in easy courses.
 Do your high school courses match what most colleges expect from you? For example, many colleges require students to have at least three years of the same foreign language.

  • Your schedule should consist of at least 4 college preparatory classes per year, including:
  • 4 years of English
  • 3 years of math (through Algebra 2 or trigonometry)
  • 2 years of foreign language
  • 2 years of history/social studies
  • At least 2 years of natural science
  • 1 year of electives from the above list
  • 1 year of visual or performing art
  • take a foreign language class (most colleges have math and foreign language requirements)
  • get involved in sports; try out for sports. look on the schools website to find when practices are.
  • Star doing Community Service at free times: Colleges like to choose students that like to get involve in their community
  • As you go through High School they are going tell you how many hours of community service you need to do (They do this to help you for your future)
  • Sign up for clubs! you can find many clubs during club rush. make a goal to sign up for at least 2. you will meet new people and get involved.
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