10th Grade Detailed Timeline
A new academic year is a fresh start! If you make a positive change,such as joining a club/sport or amping up your GPA , this year, colleges will notice! Work with your child to set goals and discuss how s/he will achieve them. Write the goals down
Then update the goals after getting the grades on the 1st report card. Were they too high; too low; or just right? [Aug.-Oct]
Encourage your child to join one club or activity at his/her school or continue the club from last year. Perhaps s/he is ready to pursue a leadership opportunity in the club or in student government.
Have you been getting high grades? Get ready for the PSAT by practicing at https://www.khanacademy.org/sat and https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/sample-questions. Ask your college counselor or your mentor for more information! Doing well on this test will help you to qualify for important scholarships.
Check your child’s grades, and if they are not meeting their goals, then ask them to attend tutorials [Sept.-Dec.]
How have you been using Khan Academy? If you have been, how is it going? If you have not been, now is the time to start? Use Khan Academy to do math, science, or PSAT/SAT questions. [Aug.-Dec.]
Remind your child to volunteer at least 10 hours by December.
Work with your child to set goals and discuss how s/he will achieve them. Write the goals down.
File taxes by March 1st so your child will be eligible for scholarships. [Jan.-March]
Work with your child to apply for summer opportunities. [Feb-April]
Check your student’s grades, compare them with her/his goals, and update your plan.
Is your student doing well? Consider taking the SAT and/or ACT as a sophomore. After you are familiar with the test and have a score, you can focus your efforts to improve. Register for SAT: https://account.collegeboard.org/login/login?idp=ECL&appId=115&affiliateId=arusattt&bannerId=satreg&DURL=https%3A//nsat.collegeboard.org/satweb/login.jsp Register for ACT: http://www.act.org/content/act/en/products-and-services/the-act.html
Remind student to study for PSAT and SAT or ACT [March-June]. Ask your child to look at their PSAT scores so they know what to study.
Check your child’s grades, and if they are not meeting their goals, then ask them to attend tutorials. [Jan.-June]
Remind your child to volunteer at least 10 hours by June.
Where does s/he want to attend college? Work together to research what it takes to reach these goals. Ask your mentor to find out how s/he did this.