Junior Calendar

COLLEGE PREP PATHWAY

11th Grade Suggested Courses and Activities


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Stay organized. During this year, especially after taking the PSAT during the month of October, colleges will begin to send large amounts of material to you. It helps if you file information alphabetically or by state in a file cabinet or large container. If information is sent to you via email create files for private, UC, CSU and or out of state colleges.

  • Meet with your high school counselor to make sure you are on track and taking the college preparatory classes needed for A-G college admission requirements.
  • The spring of the Junior year is "testing mania" time. This is the time for students to be taking the SAT and/or the ACT.
  • If you are interested in a military academy or ROTC, the process should begin in the fall of the junior year by contacting your local state representative who has the nomination papers and an outline of the procedures.
  • Update your High School Educational Plan on Naviance with your completed 10th grade classes and your current 11th grade classes.
  • Attend College Night programs and meet with campus outreach representatives when they visit Morro Bay High school in fall. (College Night is typically during the month of November hosted by Cuesta College)
  • Visit college campuses. Many schools allow you to sign up on their websites for a campus tour.
  • In fall at MBHS attend presentations from college representatives about academic programs, admission requirements, and financial aid. 
  • Maintain A and B grades. This is especially important during the junior year.
  • In addition to your focus on your schoolwork, you will now need to take a series of preparatory examinations.

o    In October register through the Counseling Office for the PSAT (Preliminary SAT), a practice exam for the SAT, which is required for several national scholarships, such as the National Merit, National Achievement, and the National Hispanic Scholarship programs. Learn more about the PSAT/NMSQT here

o    Take the PSAT and use the results to see where you are strong and where you need to improve in order to be ready for college. Link your PSAT scores to Khan Academy to receive personalized prep tests.

o    If taking Advanced Placement subjects, register to take the AP exams in the spring. Scoring well will give you credit for college-level courses!

o    Begin thinking about when to take college entrance exams (SAT or ACT). If you take the exam in the spring, you will receive the results in time to determine if you need to retake the test in the fall of your senior year. 

o    Athletes who want to play at a NCAA university need to register with the NCAA, a process called certification by the NCAA Clearinghouse. This should be done after the spring semester of the junior year. The NCAA will also need the grades from the second semester the junior year, as well as a student's SAT scores to complete the certification process). Athletes should also become familiar with recruiting guidelines which can be found on the NCAA website. Links to both the NCAA & the NAIA can be found at the resources NCAA link. http://www.ncaa.org/

o    When taking the SBAC Assessment test in spring make sure that you answer the supplemental items which comprise the CSU's Early Assessment Program (EAP) in mathematics and English Language Arts. The results of these tests will help you make the best use of your senior year.

o    Prepare for the SAT or ACT by reviewing books with testing tips and sample questions. These can be found in bookstores, libraries, schools, or testing websites.             









  •  SAT Prep Test Site

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  • ACT Prep Test Site

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Naviance

Continue to plan your path to college by logging onto Naviance by using your Powerschool user name and password.

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    Other Naviance services that should be explored are the following:

  • Career Tab:  Career Exploration and Interest tests
  • About Me Tab:  Add to your resume
  • College Tab:  College Searches and College Resources
  • Courses Tab: Update your Educational Plan
  • College Tab:  Start to explore scholarship opportunities for preparation for senior year