INFORMATION FOR JUNIORS
11th grade College Readiness Checklist
- View A-G courses: www.ucop.edu/doorways.
- Begin investigating careers through Career Cruising.
- Participate in extracurricular activities that match your interests (athletics, drama, choir, clubs, service etc.).
- Volunteer for Community Service.
- Attend tutorial.
- Homework/Study Tips Guide click here.
- Begin college research focusing on what is most important to you. Use resources available on MCHS website.
- Consider SAT Prep classes.
- Start My Quickstart on www.collegeboard.com.
- Take challenging courses and continue to work hard.
- Register for October 17, 2012 PSAT: Registration form
- SAT Prep Class (powayadultschool.com, Kaplan, Princeton Review, Elite, palomar.edu/venture etc).
- Take SAT/ACT in spring. Register for SAT on www.collegeboard.com, ACT on www.ACT.org.
- Attend College Speaker Visits in the Suncenter.
- Sign on and become familiar with Naviance
- Focus and enhance your community service, strive to be a positive standout, Intern.
- Continue college research and narrow down choices.
- Compare your academic record with student profile of those attending colleges of your choice.
- Create a resume (use Career Cruising or Naviance).
- This is your most crucial academic year; keep up the hard work!
- Take AP classes and study hard for tests
- Visit colleges
- Explore Military options
Important resources for all grades
Career Cruising http://www.careercruising.com/
Click on the Career Cruising logo and enter Username: mtcarmel Password: sundevils
This is a fun and friendly career exploration website! It will help you answer burning questions such as: What do I want to be when I grow up? How will I support myself? What will my major be in college?
Naviance College and Family Connection
NAVIANCE is a website designed to help students and parents plan for college. The most up to date list of college visits is posted on this website, as well as scholarship opportunities, and letter of recommendation info.
National Center for Education Statistics College Navigator http://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator
This site provides great info on cost, financial aid offered, retention rates and 4 year graduation rates.