1. Get with your Academic Counselor and create a four year high school plan.
2. Continue thinking about your life after college.
Do you know what you want to do, college, trade school, work, military etc.?
Do you know where you want to go to school?
Do you know what field you would like to study?
This site will help you see what careers are available: https://vernoncollege.emsicc.com/?radius=®ion=Vernon%20Campus
3. Participate in extracurricular activities, clubs, and service
4. Save for college
5. Explore summer opportunities.
6. Get familiar with the PSAT, ACT, SAT and begin studying.
ACT Link https://www.act.org/
7. Take the PSAT for practice (Required 11th Grade for National Merit Finalist)
(Look for emails regarding registration in September)
8. Attend college and career fairs
9. our college campuses
10. Do research about financial aid and begin looking for scholarships.
11. Get a College Board Account
12. Get an ACT.org Account
13. Get a Fast Web Account (Make sure you do not apply for scholarships that ask for money or social security number. They are scams.)
14. Have an end of school meeting with your academic counselor
15. If you are playing athletics in College or after High School, sign up with NCAA or NAIA.
NCAA Link http://www.ncaa.org/
NAIA Link http://www.naia.org/
16. Take the ACT or SAT. You will want to take it as many times as possible before you graduate. To get into most schools you will need at least a 22 on the ACT and a 650 on the SAT. Be sure you check with the colleges you would like to apply and see which test is right for you.
17. Begin looking at Dual Credit classes. Sign up with Vernon or MSU. Get with your academic counselor for more information.
Vernon Dual Credit Program https://www.vernoncollege.edu/dual-credit-home
MSU Dual Credit Program https://msutexas.edu/admissions/hs-dual-credit.php
18. Narrow down your college choices.
19. Speak with Admissions Counselors at your college choices.
20. Begin writing your resume of things you have done in High School
21. Make a list of all awards received during this year for future college and scholarship applications.
22. Fill out college Scholarships
23. Do service projects to put on hours on your transcript.
Wichita Christian School is an investment that will benefit your child for a lifetime.