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11th Grade

Welcome to your junior year! This is a busy year as you prepare for your senior year and there is much to do to ensure that you finish off high school strong. Below is a junior calendar to help guide you throughout the year and we highly encourage you to meet with your counselor if you have any questions!

 

Junior Calendar

August-September

  • Review your high school courses and make sure you are taking all of the courses you’ll need for graduation, college and/or vocational planning.
  • Discuss college plans with parents.
  • Continue your involvement in community service and/or extracurricular activities.
  • Attend VHS college night.

 

October

  • If you are planning to go to a 4-year college, make sure you take the Preliminary Scholastics Aptitude Test (PSAT). The PSAT is a “practice” for the students planning to take the SAT. You can also qualify for the National Merit Scholarship.
  • Research college information by attending college fairs, visit the college and career center
  • Log onto Naviance and complete the College Super Match.

November-December

 

  • If you are visiting out of the area during the holiday breaks, visit some colleges and universities nearby.
  • Review your PSAT score for your strengths and weaknesses.
  • Make good academic progress. College admissions and financial aid awards will be based on GPA from sophomore and junior year grades. GRADES ARE IMPORTANT! (C or better)

January-March

 

  • Attend college spring preview days.
  • Start researching scholarships.
  • Register for March SAT. March– June con’t SAT Test dates: www.collegeboard.com, March 11, 2017 (register by February 10th), May 6, 2017 (register by April 7th ), June 3, 2017 (register by May 9th) ACT Test dates: www.act.org, February 11, 2017 (register by January 13th), April 8, 2017 (register by March 3rd), June 10, 2017 (register by May 5th) Note: SAT code for CSU’s 3594 and ACT use Score Manager Summer There are various pre-college summer programs available for juniors with a 3.0 or above, please consult with your school counselor.
  • Start working on your personal insight questions, access them through www.universityofcalifornia.edu/admissions Early Senior Year
  • Attend college fairs and the VHS College Night.
  • Review your college plans with your school counselor.
  • Re-register for SAT and ACT.
  • Start applying for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at www.fafsa.edu.gov or CA Dream Act www.dream.csac.ca.gov
  • NCAA: If you plan to play sports in college register at the eligibility clearninghouse with NCAA. 

March-June

 

  • Create/Update your resume on Naviance.
  • Sign up for SAT or ACT college entrance exams. You will be registering online, and the test itself is offered at VHS. Be sure to register by the deadline.

 

Credit Recovery

Learn more about credit recovery to make up credits or grades by checking out this information. Please talk to your counselor for further information.