Welcome to your junior year! You are getting close to graduation and it's time to begin really thinking about your post-graduation plans!
All Juniors need to join my Class of 25 Google Classroom. Parents are welcome to join as well. This is the main platform I will use to communicate important junior year information. Invites will be sent to students' school email addresses the first week of school. The code to join is udqjsax.
If you are having difficulty navigating this process, please stop and see Mrs. Killingsworth to learn about different options and what might suit your interests and abilities. I can work with you to learn about the college process, set up job shadowing, and discuss skilled trades, apprenticeships, and the military. We can also discuss how college can be paid for.
This year you will take two tests, the ASVAB (Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery) on November 20 and the State ACT Exam on March 12. The ASVAB is a terrific tool to use to find out what careers might be suited for you. This exam does not mean you have to enter the military, although it is helpful in determining military interest as well. The ACT is an exam that many colleges use to determine acceptance, and several scholarships use ACT scores to determine eligibility. You may also take the ACT several times via National Exams on Saturdays throughout the year to continue improving your scores. See me for test dates. Both the ASVAB and the ACT in March are free. Saturday ACT exams cost $60 although if you are on a free/reduced lunch, you qualify for a fee waiver. You can take the ACT as many times as you wish and it is advised to take it at least twice, including the March exam that we all take together.
National Honor Society will induct juniors this spring. To be eligible you need at least a 3.4 GPA and at least 30 service hours. Students will be notified at the beginning of second semester if they are eligible to apply. Come see me to check on your GPA and get ideas for service hours as well as the documentation form for these hours. Don't put it off; start working on hours ASAP. You can find out more about requirements on our National Honor Society page.
If you are working on earning an Honors Diploma, stop in the Guidance office to see if you are on track. The same goes for Valedictorian and Salutatorian. Make sure to check out our pages for requirements as well.