Junior Information

JUNIOR YEAR PLANNING CALENDAR

August – September

- Develop a plan, set goals to achieve, for a successful school year

- Evaluate your involvement in school and strive for academic success

- Find ways to become a leader in the school

- Eligible students should apply to the National Honor Society

- Get back into a routine quickly so you can maintain or improve your GPA

- Listen to your teachers expectations and information from the counselors

- Familiarize yourself with the College Game Plan

- Update Naviance, and research college information, career information and interest

October – November

- Meet with your guidance counselor about options and plans

- Take the PSAT at school

- Be involved with activities to boost the college application

- Decide on ACT/SAT test dates

- Research information about colleges and application process

- Eligible students should apply for the Governor’s Scholars Program. Download a Governor's Scholars Program checklist

- Power Point for GSP Information Meeting

- Parent discussions should take place concerning colleges, cost, and visits

- Check Edline for grades and messages from school

- Work on junior service hours for graduation

- Listen for visits to school from colleges and the military academies

December

- Begin the process of getting admitted to a military academy

- Revisit the test dates for the ACT/SAT and decide the best date for you

- Explore colleges on websites provided by the Guidance Office

- Begin studying early for mid-term exams

- Attend college fairs, open houses, and schedule visits to colleges

January – February

- Get back into the routine of school quickly to maintain, or improve, your GPA

- Attend Junior College Night at St. X with your parents

- Attend the National College Fair in Louisville with your parents

- Register for the ACT/SAT

- Review PSAT scores

- Plan a challenging schedule for senior year, and consider taking AP classes

- Attend AP meetings before scheduling

- Continue family discussions concerning post secondary education

- Start thinking about summer jobs, leadership opportunities, college visits and travel opportunities

February – April

- Meet with your counselor to discuss college choices and senior schedule

- Evaluate grades, GPA, and additional activities on your resume to determine how competitive your range of colleges should be

- Continue your college search with computer programs such as Naviance or visit the Guidance Office website (Web Resources)

- Begin comparing colleges of interest, and plan on visiting a few schools when on break

- Find the requirements for admissions to the schools you are interested in attending

- Update your resume on Naviance

- Governor’s Scholar Program candidate will be notified of acceptance

- Finish the junior service hours needed to graduate

- Begin applying to the service academies and ROTC programs. Inform your guidance counselor that you have an interest in the military

May

- Take the ACT/SAT

- Prospective student-athletes need to register with the NCAA Eligibility Center

- AP exams will be administered to those students in AP classes

- Prepare early for final exams

Summer

- Make the summer count (job, volunteer, travel, prep for ACT/SAT, find leadership opportunities, camps, and summer programs)

- Read, Read, and Read