You are already half-way there!
Check Your Schedule
This may seem like it should go without saying, but review your class schedule. Make sure that you don't have double periods (two 3rd hours), that you know where the rooms are and that most importantly you are in the correct classes based on your academic abilities. Your schedule should be based on your 4-year plan.
Familiarize Yourself with Academic Resources
In case you haven't been using the internet or your phone for more than social media and games, there are tons of great free resources that can help you in any of your classes. Check out these websites!
Khan Academy - Youtube videos covering almost every core subject step-by-step.
Quizlet - Digital note cards and games created by students and teachers from around the world. Quiz yourself at any time on your phone with the app. Studying is now easier than ever before.
AP Resources Taking an Advanced Placement class this year? Be sure to check out all of the CollegeBoard resources to help you do well on the curriculum and end of the year AP exam.
Create a planner or calendar to keep track of your assignments and important dates. Find a system that works for you.
Check out the MyHomework App.
Register for the PSAT - This time counts!
The PSAT test date for this year is Wednesday, October 24, 2018. Be listening to announcements at your school for directions on how to sign up.
The PSAT is a test that will help you and your teachers figure out what you need to work on most so that you’re ready for college when you graduate from high school. This exam helps you to prepare to do well on the actual SAT that you will take at the end of Junior year and the 11th grade PSAT exam is the qualifying test for National Merit Scholarships.
There are clubs for everyone ranging from creative and social interest clubs, to technical and academic clubs, and everything in between. Need ideas? Check out your school's club webpage and plan to attend the Fall club fair. Every CTE program has a student group as well as all of the performing/visual arts and sports teams. Getting involved in school creates lasting memories and builds friendships.
Already involved? Consider taking on a leadership position.
Update Your Resume
It is a good idea to get in the habit of updating your resume every Spring throughout your high school years.This ensures that your resume will have the most current information as you enter summer. You never know when you are going to need a resume to apply for that perfect summer internship, volunteer opportunity, or summer program. Not to mention, you may even be looking for paid employment. A resume helps you to stand out from the others.
Visit Your Career Center
Have you been to your school’s career center yet?If not, you are missing out on important resources and information. The career center is a place where you can get current information on college programs, meet college representatives, get information on careers, attend guest speaker presentations, get information on resumes, personal statements, scholarships, military information and much more.Visit the career center today and see what your school has to offer.
What is this?It is an aptitude test that allows you to see your strengths for possible career choices. ASVAB stands for the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery and is the official assessment test required for placement in the military, but it is not just for those joining the military. Anyone can sign up for the ASVAB and use the results to help you select a career.Ask your student advisor or career center specialist about signing up.
August 08 - First Day of School
September 03 - Labor Day, Schools Closed
September 12 - Jr. High and High School Late Start
October 05 - End of 1st Quarter, Early Release
October 08-12 - October Break, Schools Closed
October 22, MPS College Fair, Red Mountain
October 24 - PSAT
Free/Reduced Lunch Application
Free and reduced price meals are available to families who qualify. If your family chooses to apply, please fill out a Meal Application.
If you qualify for assistance throught the National School Lunch Program (NLSP), you may eligible to receive fee waivers for the SAT/ACT exams, some College Applications and fee reductions for AP Exams.
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