9th & 10th Career and College Readiness


9th Grade & 10th Grade

  • Take challenging(and realistic) course load for which you are eligible.
  • Get involved! Clubs, activities, and community involvement look great on a college application. (Time Management, Keep Your Grades Up)
  • Record and keep track of your credentials ( CTE certifications, awards, volunteer hours, etc) You will need this for your college applications, essays, scholarships, letters of recommendation as a senior.
  • Research Careers and their post-secondary education requirements. Mynextmove.org
  • Make sure your PSAT is linked with Khan Academy. Spend 1-2 hours a week on individualized improvement plan via Khan Academy.
  • Check Skyward daily to monitor grades, assignments, announcement, attendance, etc.
  • A high GPA and high standardized test scores make you competitive for scholarships and college acceptance.
  • Explore summer opportunities. Find a job, internship, college camps, etc.
  • Take PSAT in 9th, 10th, 11th.
  • Check graduation requirements in Skyward at the end of the year. Meet with your counselor if you failed a course to develop a plan to get back on track to graduate.
  • Do you have a 3.0 GPA and 4 high school credits?  Check out our Dual Enrollment page for more information.
  • Interested in NCAA/NAIA athletic scholarships? Visit their academic clearinghouse website for more information.
  • Review current Bright Futures requirements.
  • Check your current Bright Futures eligibility status.