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College Planning The college planning process begins in middle school and is vital throughout high school to keep on track for both graduation and college acceptance. Our college planning timelines cover everything from taking the right classes, getting involved in extracurricular activities, testing, and finally college applications themselves.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Your freshman year lays the foundation for the rest of your high school career. This is the year to establish your academic and extracurricular plans and begin to explore career and future education options.

 

 Pick the right classes. 

Make sure you are enrolled in the appropriate college-prep classes and that you will fulfill your core requirements for English, history, math, science, and foreign language. Our convenient A-G Approved Course Lists for Fontana Unified Schools (2014-2015) will help you with this:

                    AB Miller High School

                    Fontana High School

                     Jurupa Hills High School

                     Kaiser High School

                     Summit High School

 Get Involved. 

Make the effort to get involved with groups, clubs or teams that interest you. These activities are fun and make you a well-rounded student. Extracurricular activities are an important part of both high school and the college admission process.

 Make the grades. 

Start off high school with good grades because they impact your GPA and class rank. College may seem a long way off right now, but grades really do matter for college admission and scholarships.

Explore. 

Discuss your interests and skills with your College Bound case manager. Make sure to stop by Career Day and College Fairs at your school.

Keep Records. 

With the help of your College Bound case manager, keep track of academic and extracurricular awards, community service hours and achievements, and anything else you participate in so it is easier to remember when it comes time for college applications or creating a resume.

 Learn about college. 

Explore the college information available from your school and public libraries, use the internet to visit college websites, and take advantage of the college search tools to start creating a list of colleges that interest you. This is also a good time to get a feel for college lift by visiting campuses, checking out the dorms and student centers, and just walking on campus.

Make summer count. 

Summer is a wonderful break from school, but that doesn't mean it has to be unproductive! Have fun and continue working towards college by volunteering, getting a job, or signing up for an enrichment program.