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PreCollege HS Checklist

 

 
A checklist is the best thing to follow. Expecually if you don't know what to do for College.
Below is the Checklist for Freshman (9th), Sophomores (10th), Juniors (11th), and Seniors (12th).
 

 

 

Checklist for Freshman (9th Grade)

 

  • Make a four-year high school plan:
    • Think about what you would like to accomplish in your high school years
    • Think about if you should take regular, Pre-AP, or AP classes in high school.
    • Become involved in extra-curricular activities. Explore your interest in sports, clubs, music, drama, or community volunteers
    • Study, every year will count for college.
  • Think about job/careers that interest you:
    • Log on to Infotrack on the Salado Website (under library resource tools)
    • Identify your interests - likes and dislikes - this will help you focus on your goals.
    • Talk to other people, such as your counselor, teachers, recent college graduates, etc.
  • Meet with your high school counselor:
    • Your counselor knows how to help you get the most out of high school. Be sure to take some time during the school year to discuss post-high-school plans with them.
  • College Search:
    • Start thinking about colleges that you want to attend to.
    • Post secondary options such as - vocational, technical, community college, military, university, and/or job.
  • Save for College:
    • It's not too late to put money aside for college. Every little bit will help!
  • PSAT:
    • Be prepared to take the Practice SAT test.
  • Explore summer opportunities:
    • During the summer, look for a job, internship, or volunteer position that will help you learn about a field of interest.


Checklist for Sophomores (10th Grade)

  • Update your four-year high school plan:
    • Think about what you would like to accomplish in your high school years.
    • Think about if you should take regular, Pre-AP, or AP classes in high school.
    • Become involved in extra-curricular activities. Explore your interest in sports, clubs, music, drama, or community volunteers.
    • Study, every year will count for college.
  • Think about job/careers that interest you:
    • Log onto Infotrack on the Salado website (under library resource tools).
    • Identify your interests - likes and dislikes - this will help yo focus on your goals.
    • Talk to other people, such as your counselor, teachers, recent college graduates, etc.
  • Meet with your high school counselor:
    • Your counselor knows how to help you get the most out of high school. be sure to take some time during the school year to discuss post-high-school plans with them.
    • Discuss whether your course selection is challenging enough to prepare you for college.
  • PSAT:
    • Prepare for and take the Practice SAT.
  • College Search:
    • Start thinking about colleges that you want to attend to.
    • Start thinking about if you would want to go into the military.
    • Attend college and career fairs.
  • Save for College:
    • It's not too late to put money aside for college. Every little bit will help!
  • College tours:
    • If possible, take advantage of vacation or other family travel time to visit colleges and see what they are like.
  • Explore summer opportunities:
    • During the summer, look for a job, internship, or volunteer position that will help you learn about a field of interest.
  • SAT, ACT, and/or ASVAB:
    • Begin studying for the SAT, ASVAB, and ACT - you will need to take these tests your junior year.

 

 Checklist for Juniors (11th grade)

  • Update your four-year high school plan:
    • Maintain your grades during junior year.
    • Stay involved in extra-curricular activites. Keep exploring your interest in sports, clubs, music, drama, and/or community volunteers.
    • Study, every year will count for college.
  • Think about job/careers that interest you:
    • Log onto Infotrack on the Salado website (under library resource tool).
    • Identify your interests - likes and dislikes - this will help you focus on your goals.
    • Talk to other people, such as your counselor, teachers, recent college graduates, etc.
  • Meet with your high school counselor:
    • Your counselor knows how to help you get the most out of high school. Be sure to take some time during the school year to discuss post-high-school plans with them.
    • Discuss whether your course selection is challenging enough to prepare you for college.
  • Scholarships:
    • Start to look for ways to help you fund college.
    • Talk to your counselor for scholarship opportunities (and check out the Salado Counselor's page for scholarships, it's updated everyday).
  • PSAT:
    • This is the year for when you take the Practice SAT it will count towards the National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (NMSQT).
  • College Search:
    • Start thinking about colleges that you want to attend to.
    • Start thinking about if you want to go into the military.
    • Attend College and Career Fairs
  • Save for College:
    • It's not too late to put money aside for college. Every little bit will help!
  • College Tours:
    • If possible, take advantage of vacation or other family travel time to visit colleges and see what they are like.
    • The state allows Salado High School Juniors and Seniors two days for you to visit a college of your choice. (These days are exempt for you, only with a complete form from the high school a week ahead of time of visit and a letter from the college or university).
  • Explore Summer Opportunities:
    • During the summer, look for a job, internship, or volunteer position that will help you learn about a field of interest.
  • Create a Resume:
    • Record your accomplishments, activites, and work experiences since you started high school
  • Download or Print Applications:
    • Download or print application forms from colleges to which you'll apply too.
    • Stay alert for the due dates, large universities may have early dates or rolling admissions.
  • SAT, ACT, and/or ASVAB:
    • Begin studying for the SAT, and ACT - you will need to take these tests your senior year, again.

 

Checklist for Seniors (12th Grade)

  • Update your four-year high school plan:
    • Maintain your grades during your senior year.
    • Stay involved in extra-curricular activities. Keep exploring your interest in sports, clubs, music, drama, and/or community volunteers.
    • Study, every year will count for College.
  • Think about job/careers that interest you:
    • Log onto Infotrack on the Salado website (under library resource tools).
    • Narrow down your job/career search you're interested in.
    • Talk to other poeple, such as your counselor, teachers, recent college graduates, etc.
  • Meet with your high school counselor:
    • Your counselor knows how to help you get the most out of high school. Be sure to take some time during the school year to discuss post-high-school plans with them.
    • Discuss if your course will be enough to graduate and continue into college.
  • Create a Master Calendar or list:
    • Mark the test you will take, fees, registration deadlines, application deadlines, financial aid/scholarship deadlines, and other material that you will need (letters of recommendation, transcripts, etc.).
  • Scholarships:
    • Look for ways to help you fund college.
    • Talk to your counselor for scholarship opportunities (check out the Salado Counselor's Page for Scholarships).
  • Transcripts:
    • Request and official transcript from the registrar (Mrs. Peralta in the front office) for applying for colleges.
  • College Search:
    • Start to narrow your college choices.
    • Apply Texas can help you with this.
    • Decide if you're going to college or the military.
    • Attend college and career fairs.
  • Save for College:
    • It's not too late to put money aside for college. Every little bit will help!
  • College Tours:
    • If possible, take advantage of vacation or other family travel time to visit colleges and see what they are like.
    • The state allows Salado High School Juniors and Seniors two days for you to visit a college of your choice. (These days are exempt for you, only with a filled out high school form a week ahead of visit and a letter from the college or university).
  • Explore Summer Opportunities:
    • During the summer, look for a job, internship, or volunteer position that will help you learn about a field of interest.
  • Create a Resume:
    • Record all your accomplishments, activities, and work experiences since you started high school.
  • Download or Print Applications:
    • Download or print application forms from colleges to which you'll apply for.
    • Fill out the Application.
    • Stay alert for the due dates, large universities may have early dates or rolling admissions.
  • SAT, ACT, and/or ASVAB:
    • Take one last time (during your senior year) and collect your scores for college.
  • FAFSA
    • Apply for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid.
    • This will help you pay for college.

 

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Contact Information

Salado High School
1880 Williams Road
Salado, Texas 76571
Schedule:

Front Office Hours:  M-F   7 am – 4 pm

Phone: 254.947.6985
Fax: 254.947.6984