welcome to the 11th Grade College Track!
You are now over half way into you high school career! Most of you will find that this year holds many challenges and could be the busiest year of high school yet! These modules will help you cope with the hectic schedules, and plan for your futures!
The plan of study is to help you map out how to reach your career, also known as your goal. Most of you have 2 to 8 years before reaching a career, so it’s important to use this time to prepare for it.
One of the many standardized test you could be taking this year is the ACT exam. Use this resource as a way to practice and prepare for this examination.
Communication is important in all aspects of your life, whether it is between friends, classmates, teachers, family, and even employers. Using proper communication can help you network and survive future job interviews.
People with high self-esteem are realistic about their strengths and weaknesses and are able to set goals and work toward them with optimism and humor. They also feel competent in areas they consider important and do not take other people’s negative impressions of them too seriously.
People with low self-esteem have a hard time honestly evaluating their strengths and weaknesses and often have an unrealistic, overall negative impression of themselves. They take other people’s opinions of their strengths and weaknesses more seriously than they should.
Managing money is important and is a lot of personal responsibility. This worksheet will assist you in building your own budgets.
There are many concerns that you may develop in the next year - thinking about college, the ‘real world,’ graduating and many other challenges that you are about to face. This checklist hopefully will give you an idea of what to do to prepare for life after high school.
College is a large decision and commitment that should be a discussion with the whole family. Use this resource for some talking points and areas to think about when you start discussing this path with your friends and family.
once you know what you are looking for in a college, its time to start exploring colleges themselves. Use these links to explore a number of in-state and out-of-state institutions!
Now that your resumes are updated and you interview skills have been honed, it’s time to find some free money! Some say there is no such thing as free money, but we disagree. Scholarships and Grants are Free money!
It is never too early to start attaining money for college. There are thousands of national scholarships, go and find the ones you want to apply for!
Preparing for applications
If you are not sure what career you wish to do, an internship is a great way to learn more about a career.
If you have made up your mind, an internship is a great way to discover more about the occupation and gives you experience towards you future career that can go on a resume!
If you have a resume, this is the time to update all of the things you have done over the summer. If you do not, Use this document to assist you in building your resume to begin applying for part-time jobs and your future careers. This resume will change with you as you grow through school and beyond.
A cover letter allows us to tell a potential employer a little bit more about ourselves, along with explaining what position we are interested in and why.