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.