Mrs. Maxwell- 11th Grade and 9th Grade A-J

Mrs. Meghan Maxwell's Virtual Office

maxwell virtual office

I would like to welcome you and your student to sign up for my Remind. This is a way we can keep the lines of communication open away and at school. 
Text code to 81010:
9th grade A-J - @9thgradeaj; 11th grade A-J @3gafaf; 11th grade K-Z @efdfk6. Some of you may have joined last year - I just changed the name.

 


Junior Check List

September-December

  • Make sure you met with your counselor about your courses for the year ahead.
  • Start investigating test dates for the ACT, and SAT. You’ll need to register up to six weeks ahead of time. www.act.org and www.collegeboard.org
  • Start developing a résumé. Include a record of your accomplishments, activities, and work experience. This will be an important part of your college application.
  • If you haven’t participated in many activities outside of class, now is the time to sign up. Consider clubs at school, team sports, leadership roles, or involvement in a religious or civic community group.
  • Begin to prepare for the ACT or SAT. Plan to take at least one of these tests in the spring.
  • If you haven’t already taken a career assessment now would be the time.  You can either take the ASVAB or log onto www.scois.net. If you are interested in the ASVAB – please see your counselor.

January-February

  • Register for a spring SAT and/or ACT. www.act.org and www.collegeboard.org
  • Explore summer opportunities on college campuses—a great way to find out what college life is all about.

March-May

  • Work with your counselor to set your senior schedule.
  • Start researching colleges and universities. Go to college fairs and open houses.
  • Begin planning college visits. Try to visit colleges near you over spring break.. Call ahead because they may only do virtual tours at this time.
  • Develop a preliminary list of colleges that interest you. Go online to request additional information.
  • Take a look at some college applications. Make note of all the pieces of information you will need to compile. Make a list of teachers, counselors, employers, and other adults who could write letters of recommendation.
  • Consider lining up a summer job or internship.

June-August

  • Continue investigating colleges.
  • Schedule campus visits at the schools that interest you – keep in mind these may be virtual.
  • Begin thinking about your applications.
  • Start brainstorming your college essay.
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