Meet with your counselor
Create a four-year high school plan.
Make sure you know what high school courses are required by colleges and that your courses are on track (see A-G subject requirements).
Take the most rigorous courses you can…
consider honors and AP classes.
Start thinking about careers
Identify your interests—likes and dislikes—not just academics but in all areas. This will help you focus on goals.
Explore career options—talk to teachers, graduates who are working, professionals in the community.
Find something you love…a sport, music, club, or community volunteer activity and GET INVOLVED.
If you think you may want to play sports in college, research the National College Athletic Association eligibility requirements at www.ncaa.org
Save for college
It’s not too late to start a college savings plan, if you haven’t already.
Investigate state financial aid programs and 529 plans.