11th Grade Tasks:

  • Take challenging courses.
  • Take the SAT or ACT in March, May, or June
  • Participate in SAT or ACT preparation opportunities
  • Make a list of colleges/careers that interest you
  • Take a look at college entrance requirements
  • Start investigating financial aid resources
  • Go to a Financial Aid Workshop

Know the Criteria for College Entrance

  • Courses: You will need to take challenging courses in high school in order to meet college entrance requirements. Work hard this year, and challenge yourself with Honors of AP coursework in the future!
  • Grades: Work hard, study harder, and be prepared for class each day
  • GPA/Class Rank: Your GPA starts now! Strong GPAs include more As and Bs than Cs and Ds.
  • School Activities: Get involved!! Join a club, sport, or do a community service activity that interests you. Start building that resume.

Useful Things to Know:

  • Each class you pass = 1 credit. You need 24 credits to graduate, so you need all of your classes-yes, even Health/PE, it is a NC requirement.
  • All of your grades count towards your GPA- A major difference between middle school and high school is that all of your grades are now worth points. These points are used to determine your GPA (Grade Point Average). Prospective schools are able to use your GPA as an indication of the type of student you might be. You must have at least a 2.5 GPA for all NC Public Colleges and Universities
    • Standard Grade Point Scale: A=4 pts., B=3 pts., C= 2 pts., D= 1 pt., F= 0 pt.
    • Honors Grade Point Scale: A=4.5 pts., B=3.5 pts., C=2.5 pts., D= 1.5pts., F= 0pt.
    • AP Grade Point Scale: A=5 pts., B=4 pts., C=3 pts., D= 2 pts., F= 0pt.
  • Athletic Eligibility- in order to be a part of an athletic team you must meet promotion standards, earn a 2.0 semester GPA, and have at least 85 percent attendance from the previous semester.
  • Promotion Requirements- In order to be promoted to the 12th grade, a student must have earned at least 18 total credits (passed 18 classes).These classes must include English I, English II, NC Math I.