• Junior Year

    11th Grade:  Planning for the Future


    Prepare for Graduation.

    • Set goals, both academic and personal, that you want to accomplish this year.

    • Schedule a meeting for your parent(s) and yourself to meet with your advisor/counselor to review your 4-year plan and discuss post-secondary options (college, technical college, specialized career training.) Make sure you are earning your credits to meet graduation requirements.

    • Enroll in rigorous courses, both academic core and electives, that will help you reach your goals. Select AP, IB or Dual Enrollment courses in your areas of strength and interest.

    • Use good study habits.

    • Build positive relationships with your teachers. They want to help you. Ask them!

    • Earn good grades so that you maintain eligibility for the HOPE Scholarship/Grant.


    Get ready for college.

    • Begin to narrow down your post-secondary options.

    • Review admissions and placement testing information online:  ACT
      and ASSET
      , ASVAB, SAT.

    • Try the ACT or SAT practice test.

    • Visit college and/or technical college campuses to determine what type of post-secondary education suits you best.


    Prepare for college, technical college or specialized career training.

    • Continue researching college and technical college costs.

    • Consider which teachers, counselors, advisors, coaches or others you will ask to write letters of recommendation for you.

    • Write a resume of that includes your your academic record, extracurricular activities, leadership experiences and work history.

    • Consider apprenticeship or co-op options.

    • Prepare for job interviews.

    • Keep your GAcollege411 account current. Regularly post your accomplishments and update your plans.


    Plan for post-secondary finances.

    • Investigate scholarship opportunities. Check in the counseling office and/or do an online search.

    • Learn about college costs and financial aid. Use financial aid
       to estimate your family's share of the costs.