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Freshman timeline

9th Grade Planning Timeline

 

  • Time to get serious about your post-secondary plans. By starting early you’ll be better prepared.
  • Pace yourself as you adjust socially and academically to high school. 
  • Focus on strengthening your areas of weakness.
  • Develop a routine that will help you be successful and improve your academic performance.
  • Get Involved: Join a club or participate in extra-curricular activities.

 

September/December

 

  • Communicate with parents about your school, your classes, friends, clubs or extra-curricular activities that you want to join.
  • Get involved with meaningful activities in and out of school. *Check with your guidance counselor for updated information on and off campus that you may want to participate in.
  • Review your grades with your counselor or your advisor.
  • Participate in tutoring after school to help with academics.
  • Use Your Plan of Study at http://connection.naviance.com/stjohn to keep track of your career and college search.
  • Keep an activity log that lists participation in activities as well as accomplishments, awards, and leadership position.
  • EXHALE!  You survived the first semester of high school!

 

ENJOY YOUR WINTER BREAK! YOU DESERVE IT!

 

January/June

 

  • Converse with parents and teachers about your academic performance.
  • Develop an improvement plan with your parents, teachers, and guidance counselor to help with challenging subjects.
  • Talk with your guidance counselor or trusted adult about your future plans.
  • Create a file of the following documents and notes in Resume Format: report cards, list of awards and honors, school and community activities, and volunteer work. *Naviance can help with this.
  • Review and evaluate the comprehensive academic program and activities record and make any necessary changes and updates accordingly.
  • Review transcript with counselor.  Your GPA and class rank matters in high school!
  • Start thinking about worthwhile summer plans such as a job, volunteer work, or traveling to build a resume.  Summer is a great time to begin exploring interests that tie in with college or career goals.
  • Read! Reading increases knowledge and improves test scores!

 

ENJOY YOUR SUMMER BREAK! YOU SURVIVED 9TH GRADE!