___ Adjust academically, socially and spiritually to school life.
___ Devote adequate time to your studies and always do your homework.
___ Seek extra help in subjects if you are struggling.
___ Choose at least one extra-curricular sport, club or activity to join.
___ Take PSAT/Pre-ACT test.
___See your counselor if you have any concerns (academic or personal).
___Set goals in Naviance Student and begin your resume
___ Start talking about college process and Bright Futures with your counselor and parents.
***College and university admissions departments place a heavy emphasis on your high school semester grades starting in the fall of freshmen year.
___Take PSAT in the fall.
___ Begin to research colleges.
___ Maintain or improve grades. Devote time to your studies and homework.
___Seek extra help when needed.
___Remain involved with school sports, clubs and activities.
___Take advantage of community service opportunities.
___ Continue to talk about college process with your counselor and parents
___Continue using Naviance Student to update your resume, for career exploration and college research
Take PSAT, SAT I and ACT Tests (some colleges require SAT II Subject Tests)
___This is the time to seriously discuss colleges and explore careers. Parents are encouraged to set up an appointment with your son's/daughter's counselor in the spring or summer.
___Seek out leadership opportunities in school and the community.
___Attend Bay Area College Fair and sign up for college visits to SPC.
___Continue to monitor grades and requirements for Bright Futures and graduation.
___Ask for teacher recommendations at the end of second semester.
____Continue using Naviance Student as a resource for college and career research. Make sure your resume is complete and accurate.
___Work on college essays
___Finalize teacher recommendations
___Take SAT I and/or ACT if necessary
___Complete college applications early in the school year and meet college deadlines. Request transcripts/letters of recommendation on Naviance Student.
___Continue to maintain high academics through senior year and see your counselor for Bright Futures eligibility.