• Ninth Grade 
    • Attend 9th grade orientation for students and parents.
    • Explore career and college opportunities on www.bigfuture.collegeboard.org
    • Students with disabilities need to check with their counselor about applying for test accommodations on PSAT, SAT, and AP exams-www.collegeboard.com/ssd/student/index.html and ACT:www.actstudent.org/regist/disab/
    • Register for the PSAT at your school (cost – about $15).
    • Take the PSAT in October.
    • Attend the NACAC College Fair at Prime Osborne in October as well as other college and career fairs in the area.
    • Review your PSAT score report with your parents (Dec/Jan).
    • Sign on to My College Quick Start after receiving your PSAT scores.
    • Meet with your counselor to develop next year’s schedule, review post-secondary plans, and review your 4 year plan. Check on prerequisites for advanced level junior and senior courses.
    • Participate in and track extracurricular activities: sports, clubs, and community service (required for Bright Futures scholarships).
    • Turn community service hours form in to your school counseling office to be entered into the system.
    • Start thinking about life after high school, talk to people about careers you might find interesting.
    • Look for a summer job, internship or volunteer position to help you learn about your field of interest.
    • Put aside money for college or other post-secondary plans.
    • Check your Bright Futures eligibility online in March and July www.flvc.org.