7th Grade College Track Calendar

REAP recommends to begin thinking about college during 7th grade. It is important to begin a routine with parents of looking into class schedules and learning to speak to counselors about college plans.


Take challenging classes, and strive for 3.5s and 4.0s. Take your middle school courses seriously. This is the time to begin forming habits that will keep you on the college track.


Consider which classes were your best in your first semester of middle school. Consider which classes you could use improvement in.

Talk to your teacher and tell him or her that you are interested in going to college. Get help with classes you need improvement in.

Ask your teacher if there are any extra curricular activities you can participate in that will add to your interests and skills.

Review the earnings you received first semester. Discuss with your teacher and your family what you need to do to earn more funding next semester, or what you have been doing that has helped you succeed and begin building your college fund.


Check in again with your teacher. Have you done what you need to improve in classes that were giving you trouble? Have you found any ways to take your skills or interests further outside of school?

Discuss staying on the college track with your teacher.

Discuss the college track with your family.

Talk with your teacher and family about making an appointment to talk with the REAP counselor if you have any confusion about our program or what you need to be doing to stay on the college track.


Review your REAP earnings with your family. Discuss what you need to do next year to keep up the good work, or begin improving academic performance to earn more funding.

Find extracurricular activities to get involved in that have to do with your interests. Try to find opportunities to volunteer or offer community service.

Try to begin reading outside of school. This will not only help you in your classes and bring you lifelong enjoyment, but it will also help you to perform well on standardized tests.