3. Create a four-year high school plan. Think about what you’d like to accomplish in the next four years. Make sure you know which high school courses are required by colleges, and that you’re taking the right classes as early as the ninth grade.
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We've created three samples of high school planners, each emphasizing a different field of interest. Look at each one and decide which best fits your academic capabilities and then use the 4 Year High School Plan Worksheet to create your own:
Sample Four-year Planner: Trade School
Sample Four-year Planner: STEM
Sample Four-year Planner: Undecided
4 Year High School Plan Worksheet
4. Set goals for the school year. Working toward specific goals helps you stay motivated and focused.