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Grade 11 Information


11th Grade Checklist

  • Attend college and financial aid events.
  • Take the PSAT in the Fall to prepare for the ACT, and to identify areas where you need improvement.
  • Consider possible career options and investigate the type of education that is needed.
  • Evaluate your Post-Secondary Plan: Start narrowing a path whether is it full-time employment, education or training (4 year school, 2 year school, Vocational-technical school, career college) or military
  • Make a list of colleges that interest you. Start to focus on school size, location, cost, academic majors or special programs. Request materials from schools that interest you and visit their websites.
  • Visit with College Rep when they are in the building.
  • Arrange campus visits to those schools that interest you. MEA is a great time for college visits. Many colleges have Junior Preview days over MEA and in the Spring.
  • Prepare for the ACT. See the "Testing" tab for helpful websites. There are also books and flashcards available for check out in the Career Center.
  • Review your PSAT scores and create an action plan based on your results.
  • Review your high school class plan in IC. Take the most difficult classes you can handle. Stay focused on your schoolwork.
  • Make sure you are meeting your high school graduation requirements. Utilize the checklists and tools under the "Registration" tab.
  • If you are planning on playing sports in college, make sure you are meeting NCAA requirements.
  • Sign up for classes that will earn college credit during your senior year through Concurrent Enrollment or PSEO.
  • Register for and take the ACT in the Spring.
  • Sign up to take the Accuplacer if you are considering a two-year college and it is required. Ask Ms. Sirianni to schedule this for you if you need it.
  • Research scholarship options. Start applying for scholarships in the Spring and Summer months.
  • Participate in extracurricular activities. If you have participated in many activities outside of class, now is the time to sign up! Consider involvement in clubs, team sports, leadership roles, involvement in groups within the church and community, etc.
  • Get a job to earn and save money for college, or explore your skills through an internship or apprenticeship.
  • Start developing a resume - at least start a record of your accomplishments, activities and work experiences. Don't have a place to put all of that info? Use MCIS!
  • Start researching financial aid (but don't start your FAFSA application yet!)
  • Start looking at college applications. Begin to put together the information you will need to complete applications. Make a list of teachers, counselors, employers, and other adults that you may ask to write you a letter of recommendation for applications and/or scholarships.
  • Review your list of colleges. Research and find out if they have an early decision or early action option. Decide if you are going to apply. Please know that applying for an early decision/early action to a school usually requires you to agree not to apply to any other school. Research carefully!
  • Take advantage of summer enrichment programs and college campus events.
  • Retake the ACT, if needed.
  • Over the Summer, continue investigating colleges and narrow your list down - you should think of applying to at least three.

Reminders & Hints for Success

  • Review where you are academically. Do you need to improve your academic record (transcript)? Do you need to increase your GPA? Do you need to retake courses to stay on track for graduation? How do your academic achievements measure up to your top college options admission requirements?
  • Take advantage of the opportunities you will be given throughout the year to explore colleges and career paths. There will be many opportunities for Career Days, Field Trips, College Visits, and more. Take these events seriously; they are designed to help you!
  • Prepare for the ACT. Don't go into it without some practice and preparation.
  • Ask for help when you need it; there are A LOT Of people at SEHS that WANT to help you!
  • Keep track of your volunteer hours, grades, extracurricular activities, and awards. This will be helpful later in high school!