Junior Calendar




Junior Year—College/Career Calendar 2013-2014


High School Code: 381-043           -Be Aware of Deadlines-

September

Begin to think about your reasons for going to college. What are your goals? What learning opportunities are most important? Talk to your parents.
Get on mailing list of colleges you might be interested in attending.
Consider your work and volunteer options. Check out college & careers on the web Research colleges on the web & CIS.
SAT/ACT Seminar? Look for posted flyers to take classes to improve your score on the SAT or ACT exam.
Register for rigorous course of study for junior year. Verify high school graduation requirements. NOTE: College admission requirements are not necessarily the same as high school graduation requirements

 

October

Sign up and pay to take the PSAT at Sprague October 16.
Beyond Sprague will begin to make class presentations and meet with each junior through spring to help with post high school plans.
Attend college fairs:
  • Visual Arts Fair, Oct 28 Portland
  • National Christian College Fair, Oct 14 in Portland.
  • Plan visits to colleges, take a tour of the campus and attend classes.
    Meet with college representatives who visit Sprague – beginning in October

     

    November

    Keep your grades up
    Attend PARENT NIGHT this month at Sprague to learn more about getting in and paying for college.
    Apply on line for the SAT www.collegeboard.com
    Be considering your course selection for second semester
    National College Fair—Nov 1 & 2 Portland

    Attend college visit weekends

     

    December

    Great time to do volunteer work.
    Receive results of PSAT.
    Apply on line for the ACT www.actstudent.org
    If you work, try to pick something that requires real thinking. Internships look great! Work should not interfere with your schoolwork; colleges do not look kindly on a weak transcript.

     

    January

    Take January 25 SAT, if appropriate
    Begin college search in earnest
    Learn your Social Security number

     

    February

    Consider attending a summer program at a college
    Apply online for the SAT at www.collegeboard.com
    Apply online for the ACT at www.actstudent.org

     

    March

    Attend college visit weekends
    Work hard this semester!!!!
    Write to colleges on your list and evaluate the literature sent to you.

     

    April

    ACT—April 12 at www.actstudent.org
    Register at least one month ahead of time!
    Register for AP exams
    Check whether you need to sign-up for the SAT II test.

    OUS College Visitation for all Juniors in Spring. Date: TBA
    Register for rigorous course of study for senior year. Verify high school graduation requirements.
    NOTE: College admission requirements are not necessarily the same as high school graduation requirements.
    Finish the year with flying colors. This is your most important year for college admission.

     

    May

    SAT—May 3 www.collegeboard.com
    Register at least one month ahead of time!
    Begin eliminating some choices from the original college list.
    Take AP exams, if appropriate
    Consider these factors:
    1. Academic programs
    2. Size of school
    3. Location of school
    4. Environment of campus/students
    5. Cost
    Chemeketa JUMP START – Sign up to visit Chemeketa. Take your Compass test, tour the campus, learn all about Chemeketa – with other students from Sprague.

     

    June

    SAT—June 7
    Register at least one month ahead of time!
    ACT June 14
    Register at least one month ahead of time!
    Finalize your summer plans
    Decide which colleges you will visit this summer.
    Begin the application process for military academies or ROTC.

     

    Summer

    Contact colleges that interest you and get applications, visit, take tours, have interviews, use the web.
    Work on rough drafts, college essays, your personal statements, request for recommendation form, and activity sheet
    Volunteer in your community
    Analyze your test results.
    Study for the SAT/ACT if you plan on taking them in the Fall.
    Do something that makes you stand out in the crowd. It could be hiking the Himalayas, reading War and Peace or teaching children to play basketball.
    If you work, try to pick something that requires real thinking. Internships look great!
    Riley Hernandez 09/19/13