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We created The Link to connect you with valuable resources promoting education, engagement and enrichment through webinars, web-links, tips and tricks and special programs. Our intention is to provide you with information that ensures your child reaches his or her highest potential.
This month’s focus is on College Preparedness. Upcoming topics include Online Tools to Help Your Child Achieve, Student Assignment, Safety and Security and Career & Technical Opportunities.
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Students in middle school may not know what they want to be when they grow up but preparing early for a college path can keep the option available. Below are ideas to consider when following the college path.
- Take Algebra I in 8th grade to reach pre-calculus or calculus in high school
- Consider taking a foreign language course in high school
- Visit college websites to view their high school curriculum requirements
- Speak with your school counselor to help plan your high school schedule
College Readiness Webinar
Road Map to College
- Develop good study habits
- Colleges look at all four years of high school grades, courses, activities, and more
- Spot academic red flags
- Identify the source of any academic issues to adjust and resolve any problems
- Summer Activities
- Spend the summer involved in fun but meaningful experiences. Summer activities can deepen interests and make an impact
Maintaining School Grades
Colleges review extracurricular activities when considering college applicants. Be involved in quality activities over quantity during your high school education. When looking for extracurricular activities consider:
- Leadership roles
- School clubs
- Work history
- Volunteer experience
- Athletics / Sports
Extracurricular history can help you present yourself as a well-rounded, committed individual.