Countdown to Graduation Checklist – 11th Grade

FALL

  • Plan meeting to review transcript with counselor; this will be the last full academic year of grades colleges will see.
  • Identify appropriate colleges, trade, or technical schools via Naviance or Niche.com.
  • Take the PSAT/NMSQT.  It counts!!
  • Register for SAT and/or ACT (important if you are considering early decision.)
  • Attend the college programs sponsored by the career center, counseling department and PTSA (admission presentations, college/career fairs, field trips).
  • Consider getting information on scholarships, apprenticeship programs and trade and technical schools.

WINTER

  • Consider an internship for senior year
  • Spend time in the College/Career Center exploring materials.  Find out about summer enrichment programs.
  • Become familiar with college and job applications.  Abide by both school and college deadlines.

SPRING/SUMMER

  • Assemble a file of materials collected from colleges, trade, and technical schools and those distributed by the Career Center (Letters of Rec, Personal Statements, activities list, resume, etc.)
  • Make an appointment with your counselor for you and your parents to discuss post-high school plans.
  • Plan to engage and participate in summer opportunities.