The 4-Year Plan
College Placement guides and supports each student through academic preparation and the college selection, application, admissions, and results processes, all of which belong to the student. We encourage our students take responsibility for their own efforts, trust their own judgment, and chart a course for their own success.
Freshman Year (9th Grade)
- Be sure to select appropriate classes.
- Your overall GPA is reviewed by colleges beginning this year. Study hard and keep your grades up!
- Get involved! Join co-curricular activities such as athletics and clubs, and participate in community service to build your college resume.
- Take the PSAT.
- Register with the College Board for comprehensive online college & career planning (free to students who have taken the PSAT).
- Refine essay writing in English classes.
- Begin to develop your resume to systematically record high school accomplishments and participation, as well as collect documents.
- Start thinking about possible colleges and academic areas of interest
- Begin using Naviance, a college planning resource
Junior Year (11th Grade)
- Continue to challenge yourself academically
- Take the PSAT in October
- Register to take the SAT at: www.collegeboard.org
- Register to take the ACT at: www.act.org
- Maintain leadership positions in your co-curricular activities and in Naval Science and the school
- Continue to participate in community service to build your college resume.
- Continue to develop your resume to systematically record high school accomplishments and participation, as well as collect documents.
- Continue using Naviance
- Individual meetings with College Counselor
- Visit colleges/universities
- Register with the NCAA Clearinghouse if you wish to participate in athletics at the collegiate level: www.ncaa.org
- Prepare your list of schools to which you wish to apply