11th Grade Information

Simple To Do List:

  • Complete your school work.

  • Complete ICAP through Naviance.

    • Explore careers

  • Study for the SAT

    • Khan Academy

  • Make good connections / Get Involved

    • Extracurriculars (NHS, Clubs, Volunteer, etc)

    • Letters of Recommendations

  • Sign up

    • Career Pathways / Career Start

      • College Visits in CCC

Juniors To Do List

· Take the PSAT/NMSQT this fall on October 11, 14, or 25th –check with counselor for date. This is a practice test for the SAT. Juniors who are eligible for the Federal Free or Reduced Lunch Program may receive a waiver to take the PSAT/NMSQT. Pick up a waiver and study Guide in College & Career Center. 

· Get involved – It’s not too late to pick a new extracurricular activity, volunteer, join a club that interests you. 

· Military academy – You should be building your portfolio and have contacted the academy you are interested in to prepare for their admissions requirements. Complete precandidate questionnaire on the military academy website in March and request congressional nominations in the spring. 

· Make this year your best year by continuing to take challenging classes. If you haven’t taken your grades seriously NOW is the time. Take an AP Class or a college credit course at school. Need tutoring help for class subjects - try www.khanacademy.org

· Ask your Counselor about college courses offered at your school to earn college credits while in high school. Look into concurrent enrollment, the Career Start Program at PPCC, and the UCCS Pre-collegiate program. · Investigate Junior scholarships-Try Naviance & www.denverscholarships.org for a Junior Scholarship listings. Check out scholarship search engine websites where you set up a personal profile like www.fastweb.com receive emailed scholarships that match your profile. 

· Summer college program – Colleges offer summer programs for high school juniors which are leadership based earning college credit or scholarship money. Check out the Lorenzo De Zavala Youth Legislative Session at CSU, The Black Issues Summer Leadership Forum at CSU, the Teen Science Scholars at Denver Museum of Natural Science, UNC STEM Summer Residential Program &UCCS STEM Education Summer Pre-Collegiate Experience. 

· Ask your school counselor if they can set up a job shadow for you. 

· Continue to research the colleges that interest you, their high school incoming freshman requirements, and go on a campus tour. Compare colleges through Naviance. Meet with your counselor to review your classes making sure you’re taking the right number of years of English, Math, Social Studies, Natural/physical science, and Foreign Languages-Review Colorado’s HEAR Requirements and Index. 

· You will be taking the Colorado state-mandated SAT in April 10, 2018. Use www.khanacademy.org. to prepare for April 10 SAT test. There are free online SAT & ACT prep links on www.sat.org & actstudent.org with practice tests, sample questions, and lesson videos. Ask your counselor about any free SAT/ACT Prep classes available in your area as well as Naviance test prep.