Adapted from Learnmore.org’s “need to know” web resource
- Set up an appointment with Ms. Maxfield to discuss your graduation plan.
- receive Skillstutor access and information on FREE face-to-face tutoring.
- Focus on your classes and stay on top of homework assignments.
- Take a learning styles assessment to better understand the best ways for you to learn new information.
- Reach higher – aim for classes that will challenge you (Advanced Placement, dual credit, International Baccalaureate).
- Set a goal of earning a distinguished diploma (Core 40 with Academic Honors and Core 40 with Technical Honors).
Find the right fit
- Explore careers.
- Get involved!
- Join clubs, play sports, explore the arts and volunteer – great ways to expand your career interests and prepare for future scholarship opportunities.Start thinking about college now.
Put your hands on some cash
- Apply for 21st Century Scholars now to help pay for college later (if you did not already do so).
- Complete Making it Count to determine a sound strategy for college financial planning.
- Do the Ready for the Real World activity to test your financial savvy.
- If you don’t have one, request your Social Security number by visiting Social Security Online.
- Save money. College is a great investment in your future!
Be a pain, in a good way
- Discuss your future plans with Ms. Maxfield, your family, and other adults.
- In the spring, an orientation session may be offered by your future high school. Go to it!
- Bookmark the Educational Talent Search home page to your internet favorites and create a shortcut on your desktop. Visit this page often to find out about latest goings-ons, activities, and events.
- Make sure you have an active email account and on file in the ETS office. Visit yahoo, google mail, or hotmail to set up an account.
- Become an ETS facebook fan and follow us via Twitter.