Freshman Planning Guide.doc
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Freshman Planning Guide August - May Visit with your high school counselor (February/March for 8th graders) and make a challenging academic plan for high school and college study based on personal interests and possible career paths. Go online and register with GAcollege411.org Get involved in school activities. You should make community service part of your high school plan. Take the PSAT in October to become familiar with one of the two college admission exams. Start saving for college, either on your own or by contributing to a savings plan that your parents have established. Start a list of your activities, awards, and other unique educational experiences to which you will add throughout high school. This will serve as the beginning of a resume that you can use when you begin the application process for scholarships and colleges. Develop a reading list. You should attempt to read at least one book per month. The more you read and the more challenging courses you take, the better your SAT/ACT scores will be. Remember that ALL high school grades are important; do not fall behind. When you begin the application process for college during your senior year, colleges will be looking at your Freshman, Sophomore, and Junior grades. You won't be able to make it up your senior year.