HIGHSCHOOL TIMELINE

 

Freshman

  • Strive for A's in all courses.

  • Check grades weekly, and attend tutorials for classes below a B.

  • Complete 30 or more hours of community service.

  • Maintain a binder with college application requirements.

 

Sophomore

  • Earn all A's and B's because grades are important.

  • Get to know teachers so they can help you and write recommendation letters.

  • Check grades weekly and attend tutorials for any class below a B.

  • Complete 30 or more hours of community service and track it using the volunteer log.

  • Maintain a binder with college materials and application requirements.

 

Junior

  • Earn all A's and B's because grades are important.

  • Get to know teachers so they can help you and write recommendation letters

  • Check grades weekly and attend tutorials for any class below a B.

  • Complete 30 or more hours of community service and track them.

  • Maintain a binder with college materials and application requirements

  • Talk to college representatives who visit your campus or at a local college fair

Senior

  • Apply for every scholarship you can. Sign up for updates on www.fastweb.com

  • Earn all A's and B's since grades are still crucial to college success

  • Check grades weekly and attend tutorials in classes with grades below an A or B.

 

9th Fall

  • Work with your child to set goals for each class and write them down. Can you get all As and Bs? Can you get only As? Then update the goals after getting the grades on the 1st report card. Were they too high; too low; or just right? [Aug.- Oct.]

  • Check your child’s grades, and if they are not meeting their goals, then ask them to attend tutorials with their teacher. [Sept.- Dec.]

  • Does your child need extra help? Are they ready for an extra push? Create an account at Khan Academy to practice math, science, and/or PSAT/SAT questions. [Aug.- Dec.]

  • What is your child doing outside the classroom to pursue his/her passions, develop other interests, and/or give back to the community? Encourage your child to join at least one club or activity at his/her school.

  • Remind your child to volunteer at least 10 hours by December.

  • Will your students have final exams/projects? Remind your child to talk with their SWAG mentor about a calendar.

 
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