What should my junior be doing to prepare for senior year and life after RHS?
--Strong study habits and time management techniques will pay off. Keep your grades up.
--Investigate extracurricular activities in which you would like to participate - if not already involved.
Meet with Mrs. Balus or a guidance counselor to"talk college criteria".
Do your courses meet basic college requirements? What tests should I
take? How can I get financial aid? What advice do you have for me?
Read the College/Career Center's "Junior Newsletter" published in the
fall and spring. Use as a guide to prepare for your senior year.
Explore colleges. Attend the Greater Omaha Area College Fair on UNO's
campus, individual college fairs & college nights. During the 2nd
semester,attend the college visitations in College/Career Center. Keep
in mind your interests, abilities and what you hope to gain from
--October - Sign up for the Preliminary Scholastic
Aptitude Test/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT).
Prep course is available - inquire in College/Career Center.
-- Conduct a computer search (College View and NCIS) on careers and schools through College/Career Center.
Write to schools for general information. (Pre-typed letter available
in C /C Center).Visit C/C- Center and review the school material in our
-- Update resume - If you have not started a resume, do so now. Refer to sample resume in this booklet.
Check with C/C-Center or your counselor as to which college entrance
test you should take. Take an ACT/SAT preparation course and/or use
computer assisted preparation material available in C/C Center. Register
for these tests on time.
-- Early 2nd semester, collect
information on ROTC scholarships, application to service academies, or
prestigious colleges, if interested. Basic information can be found in
-- January - Attend Junior Parent Meeting at RHS.
Spring - Develop a preliminary list of colleges that are of interest to
you. (Computer search in C/C Center can be helpful for this.) Begin to
collect information on selected colleges during the summer.
an academic summer program offered by colleges to high school juniors.
This is a chance for you to do something which will distinguish you from
-- Consider summer and part-time jobs which may lead to careers after high school.
-- Visit colleges/universities during the summer.
-- Continue to discuss options/goals with parents, C/C-Center and counselor.