9th Grade College Track Calendar
During 9th grade we begin providing a more concrete month-to-month schedule for all students. It is important to stay on schedule to prepare for the more important deadlines that appear during 11th grade.
Meet with your counselor to discuss your college plans. Make sure you are taking challenging classes that will help you prepare for college. Colleges prefer four years of English, as well as history, math, science, and foreign language.
Make a list of your skills and interests by thinking hard about what you enjoy and what you38 are good at. Begin the career exploration brainstorming process.
Browse college handbooks, guides, and websites, and begin making a list of colleges that interest you. Check out different majors and strengths of various universities. Note college admission requirements, and add them to the goals you have set for yourself.
Check in with your teachers of core classes about how you are doing. Explain that you are a REAP student, and it is really important to you that you earn a 3.5 or 4.0 in their class.
Assess your study habits after your first semester of high school. Are t hey working? Do they need to be adjusted?
Review your REAP earnings after first semester. Discuss with your family and with the REAP counselor what you could have done to earn more funding, and make a plan to improve performance in the new semester.
Spend some more time reviewing college options, and expand your list of possible colleges. Talk to the REAP counselor about how to find out more about colleges that interest you.
Find extracurricular activities to get involved in if you have not already. Talk to the REAP counselor if you cannot think of any.
Begin exploring financial aid websites and scholarships that are available. Review the applications they require, and begin getting an idea of what will be required of you when the time comes to apply for this aid.
Check in with your teachers in core classes about your performance. Ask if you are on track to receive a 3.5 or 4.0. If you are not on track, schedule a time with your teacher to formulate a plan about how you can improve your performance.
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.
Seek out community service opportunities and extracurricular activities to get involved in during the summer. Look for a job related to a field that interests you, even if it is just sweeping their floors.
Get involved in extracurricular activities.
Find out more about the fields that interest you, and what education is required to get a job in those fields, what kind of salary you will earn, what the working conditions will be like, what the future outlook is of careers in this field, etc
Find out more about the fields that interest you, and what education is required to get a job in those fields, what kind of salary you will earn, what the working conditions will be like, what the future outlook is of careers in this field, etc.
If you are not on-track to earn these scores, ask your teachers what you can do to improve your performance.
If you are not earning 3.5s and 4.0s in your core classes schedule meetings with individual teachers and the REAP counselor to discuss what you need to do to improve your academic performance.
Check the goals you set first semester. Are you on track? If you have fallen behind, be proactive in scheduling meetings with your teachers and counselors to make a plan to get back on track.
Spend some more time reviewing potential careers. Look at your list of interests and skills. Is there anything you can add to it? Can you think of any extracurricular activities, clubs, or jobs that are related to this interest that you can participate in?
Make a plan. What will you do if you feel yourself falling behind in your classes? What resources can you use to keep yourself on track? Talk to the REAP counselor to help formulate a plan to stay on track toward achieving your goals
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.