Friday, September 2, 2016

Info for Junior Students and Parents

Junior year represents the heart of the post-secondary planning process.  This is the time for students to get serious in exploring future options and opportunities.  Clarify what you want from a post-secondary experience, whether it be a four year college, community college, technical/specialty school, military involvement or employment elsewhere.
Refer to the 
High School Planning Timeline for a complete, monthly to-do list for Junior year. 
College Admissions Testing
The PSAT is a practice version of the SAT designed to provide students with the opportunity to familiarize themselves with the format of college admissions tests.  The PSAT will be given at Voyager HS on October 19.  Results will be available in December/January. 
·         For help in understanding PSAT results, go to My College QuickStart. You will need the access code that is printed on your PSAT results. 
·         Juniors with a cumulative score that falls within a select national percentile (as determined by the College Board) will be invited during the Fall of their senior year to participate in the National Merit Scholarship application process.

All Juniors should plan to take the SAT and/or ACT at least once during Junior year.  Most students will plan to take both during spring semester (January - June).  Fee waivers are available for students who qualify; speak with your counselor about eligibility.