You are embarking on your final leg of your K-12 educational journey, and preparing for life after high school begins now. College may still be 4 years away, but freshman year is a critical year to begin setting yourself up to be prepared to apply to your choice schools in 3 years.
✔ PUT YOUR BEST SELF FORWARD
Get to know your teachers! Volunteer when asked! Get involved in school programs like student council and town hall discussions.
✔ GET OUT OF YOUR COMFORT ZONE
Stretch yourself this year and try something new. Whether that’s a new sport or jumping into a club like journalism or creative writing, now is the time to see what interests you may have.
✔ THINK ABOUT ACTIVITIES
Activities, whether in school or out of school, are an important part of your college application. Anything from sports, social groups, and volunteer opportunities are all valuable components of the college application. Choose a few that you can really get involved in, when applying for college the depth at which you are involved will be more critical than a laundry list of activities
✔ MEET WITH YOUR COUNSELOR
Mrs. Gee is here to help you discover potential career paths and to assist you and your parents navigate the college application process. Her office is open during school hours and after school so stop by with questions and to utilize her resources. During your freshman year, make an appointment to discuss your college and career goals.
✔ USE YOUR SUMMER
Use your time off over the summer break to find ways to volunteer and build your credentials. Check with Mrs. Gee for help finding volunteer or internship possibilities.