College Planning Calendar - Grade 9

  • Freshman Year

    • Talk to your guidance counselor about the following:
      • Attending a 2 or 4 year college/university or a trade school
      • Plan your classes:  your schedule should include at least 4 college prep classes per year
        • 4 years of English
        • 3-4 years of math - more math courses for science and math related careers
        • 2 years minimum of a foreign language
        • 3-4 years of science - more science courses for science and health related careers
        • 4 years of social studies
        • computer classes
        • electives
        • art/humanity classes 
    • Create a file of the following:
      • copies of report card
      • lists of awards and honors
      • list of school activities
      • list of community activities, volunteer work or employment
    • Start to use Naviance to become familiar with how to complete a college search.
    • Use Naviance to take a career interest survey to assist you in identifying potential college majors or careers of interest.
    • If you are an athlete an want to play Division I or II sports in college, you need to adhere to the NCAA guidelines and plan your schedule according to approved NCAA courses. Use the menu at the left and click on NCAA to find out more information.
    • Colleges look for challenging coursework.  Schedule courses for your sophomore year that will challenge you.

    It's never to early to start planning for education after high school.