9th Grade School Year
Check grades weekly, and attend tutorials for classes below a B.
Complete 30 or more hours of community service.
Maintain a binder with college application requirements.
Keep an agenda and a to-do list.
Learn what GPA and rank mean and the tools necessary to have the best ones.
Discuss the meaning of GPA and rank to your parents.
Create a study schedule.
Understand what AP courses are and explain it to your parents.
Set up a College Board account.
Familiarize yourself with the curriculum offerings at your high school and discuss it with your mentor and counselor.
Join a club that interests you.
Begin researching costs of college.
Use Thanksgiving Break to recharge for exams.
Create study plan for final exams and begin studying.
Create an account on www.onejump.org to look for summer programs.
Reflect on first semester and tell your mentor 3 ways in which you will improve.
Organize binders and notebooks for next semester.
Make 3 goals for semester and tell your mentor about them.
Use www.onejump.org to identify 3 interesting summer programs.
Remind your parents to file their taxes and encourage them to begin saving money for college. Set up a college savings account with your family.
Submit 3 summer opportunity applications found on www.onejump.org that are relevant to your career interests.
Complete any spring break homework.
Begin applying for scholarships/crowdfunding for summer opportunities.
Finalize summer opportunity.
Explore college visit options.
Create finals study plan.
Finish year strong.
Reflect on freshman year and tell your mentor your 3 strengths the from year and 3 areas of growth.