Starting high school means mapping out a plan to get from freshman to senior year and eventually to a two- or four-year college.
With the first year of high school behind them, students should start thinking about colleges and careers that might be a good fit and start exploring those areas.
Old enough to legally both drive and work in most states, high school juniors should seek out internships, job shadows and summer jobs that align with the careers they're interested in. Don’t forget to take some time to consider post-secondary opportunities. Visit campuses, take the SAT or ACT, consider career-tech opportunities available at the high school, and find the best fit for you.
Most students spend the start of senior year visiting campuses, narrowing their list and then applying to college or other post-secondary opportunities. Watch the deadlines for applications and scholarships and make sure you identify people who can write you good recommendations. Then work hard! Colleges will want to see that you finished high school strong.