What to Expect Grade 11

Grade 11 is the planning year for college and career. Once you become a senior, those plans have to go into action. It is imperative that you create a two year timeline and stick to it. Working with your counselor will be an important part of your day as you research, plan and develop questions that affect your post-secondary plans.

  • Set up a College Board account if you haven’t already
  • Ask your counselor or teacher about how to receive honors level credit for courses
  • Talk to your counselor about enrolling in a Virtual High School or Dual Enrollment Course.
  • Attend the Southeastern Regional College Fair.
  • Update Your Plan for the Future Account.
  • Keep track of your grades. This year’s grades really shape your transcript.
  • Work with your vocational teacher for Co-op opportunities in your field.
  • Search for jobs that will challenge your intelligence and level of expertise.
  • Go over PSAT scores with your counselor, if you haven’t already.
  • Take practice SAT or ACT exams on your own and as part of group guidance classes.
  • Sign up for the SAT question of the day at CollegeBoard
  • Research colleges of interest to you.
  • Sign up to take the March SAT exam.
  • Attend College Planning Night for Students and Parents.
  • Begin making plans to visit colleges.
  • Start to think about how to finance your education. Ask your counselor about how to research scholarships and how to develop a savings plan. Remember, college is an investment. Most Americans hold some form of debt from college tuition.
  • Take the March SAT exam and register for the May or June SAT exam.
  • Try to visit at least one or two colleges over vacation.
  • College visits should continue.
  • Take the May SAT or continue practicing for the June exam.
  • Ask your counselor about Dual Enrollment programs that require early enrollment for the fall.
  • Have teachers in mind to approach for College Recommendations.
  • Fill out the College Recommendation Questionnaire that is available through Guidance.
  • Write a draft of your College Admissions Essay and review with your parent/guardian, counselor and/or English teacher.
  • Take the June SAT exam.
  • Plan to visit college campuses over the summer.
  • Start a savings account if you haven’t already, for college spending or to purchase tools necessary to help you excel in your trade/field of study.
  • Ask teachers to write a recommendation for you.

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