Communicate with your parent(s) about your current schedule and future plans
Visit your College and Career Specialist to check on internships and summer program opportunities
Make it your responsibility to read bulletin board postings for upcoming events
Meet College Admission Representatives, U.S. Navy, U.S. Marines Corp and U.S. Army Recruiters in College/Career Center in fall, sign up for scheduled recruitment presentations through Naviance
Begin researching colleges through Naviance and develop your college list
Meet with your school counselor to evaluate your academic plan to ensure you are ready for graduation next year, determine what you need to do now, to meet the admissions requirements for the schools you are interested in.
Take the PSATs
Work hard in your SAT prep class
Participate in extracurricular activities, clubs or other organizations
Arrange a college visit with your family. Go when classes are in session, to gain a true sense of the college atmosphere
Prepare for final exams, remember every grade counts towards keeping your GPA up.
Ask yourself if you have any leadership experience, if not get involved, join after school activities, committees and organizations, take on special projects- lead a group
Review your PSAT results and look to for opportunities for improvement
Visit colleges over winter break
Prepare to take the SATs in March meet with your school counselor to find out when the test will be administered at Kinsella
Take the SATs during Connecticut SAT School Day
Attend the Hartford National College Fair
If you missed taking the SATs in March, meet with your School Counselor to schedule time attend the make-up SAT date scheduled in April.
Begin creating a college list of stretch target and safety schools utilizing data the from your SAT scores
Meet with your College and Career Specialist to help plan your summer activities: school, work, internship or community service
Plan to visit schools during spring break
Attend Junior college planning night with your parents
Seek out teachers whom you would like to write recommendations for you in the fall
Plan summer college visit /tour(s). Remember, appointments fill early. Call colleges ahead of time.
Research scholarship opportunities
Begin thinking about interesting and meaningful Capstone topics to research, this will save you time and provide you with a head start come senior year