Juniors

Ellen Falzini
Junior Counselor
251-455-2932

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Junior Announcements

Junior Parent Conferences

Ms. Falzini will begin scheduling individual Junior parent conferences in November. During these meetings, we will discuss your child’s Senior year courses, current GPA, test scores, and post-high school plans. Please review the Junior Buzz regarding these conferences for more information about what you and your child need to complete prior to this meeting. Please contact Ms. Falzini by email to schedule a meeting or with any questions or concerns.

 

College Counseling

Please visit the College Counseling page for all things college related.

 

ACT and SAT Prep

For information regarding test prep, visit out Test Prep page.

 

College Visits:
Juniors and Seniors are allowed two college visit days that will not count against the five day attendance policy. They must fill out a college visit form and turn it in to the attendance office prior to the visit. They must bring back proof of their visit when they return to school. Students can get college visit forms from the Guidance office or download a copy from the College Counseling page.
 
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Junior College Planning Timeline
 
August
- Focus on academics, being mindful that junior grades are very important to college admission committees.
 
September
- Review sample questions in the PSAT Student Bulletin that will be distributed when you sign up for the PSAT.  We will start registration the end of September.
- Start thinking about your preferences in colleges in broad terms (location, size, programs, etc.).
- Sign up for PSAT.
 
 
October
 
- Oct. 14 – PSAT Test Date.  This is the qualifying test for the National Merit Scholarship Corporation.
 
 
December
- Do your best on exams in order to help your GPA as much as possible.
 
January
- Use your grade point average and PSAT / Practice ACT scores to determine your initial academic eligibility for your colleges of interest.
- Set up an appointment with Ms. Falzini sometime between January and May to discuss your college choices.  Parents should attend.
- Take a Test Prep course, if appropriate.
 
March
- Remember to make sure that you take all requirements for admission into the colleges that you are interested in.  Think about this when registering for senior year.
- Plan a productive summer experience (work, travel, or volunteer).
- Visit college campuses over Spring Break.
 
May
- Make every effort to perform at your best on second semester exams.
- Plan summer college visits.

Family Action Plan
 
Junior year usually marks a turning point. This is because for most students and families, it's when college planning activities kick into high gear. Open the attachment below (provided by The College Board) for some things you can do this year to support your child and give him or her the best options.