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Freshman Year Time Line

Plan for a successful year ahead......

  • Develop a S.M.A.R.T. Goal
  • Enjoy school! Not only as a prelude to college but as a place where you are
    developing as a student and as a person.
  • Establish strong study habits and time management techniques. Check out Tips and Habits under the "Academic" tab above on the left.
  • Take an "Interest Profiler" in Naviance. This will offer suggestions of careers you might be interested in. Keep an open mind about the suggestions!
  • Meet with your counselor to discuss your plans for after High School.
  • Review your schedule to make sure you're enrolled in classes that will help you prepare for your career of interest.
    • Use College Search and the Course Planner in "Naviance" to find out the required courses and tests for colleges that you might be
      interested in attending.
  • Start a calendar or planner with important dates and deadlines.
  • Keep up your grades.
  • Get involved with extracurricular activities and update your resume in Naviance.
  • Go to college fairs in your area and begin visiting different types of campuses to see what types of environments you are comfortable in.
  • Look for a great summer opportunity - job, internship, summer camp or volunteer position. A list of Local Summer Enrichment Opportunities can be found at the bottom of this page. More National and Regional ones can be searched in the Naviance database.
  • Attend the Career Summit. Take time on your own to research various careers in Naviance. Ask friends and family what they pros and cons of their careers.