9th Grade College Planning


  • Read school bulletin boards frequently for internship and scholarship postings

  • Develop positive study skills

  • Begin to familiarize yourself with Naviance

  • Work on developing a strong relationship with teachers

  • Surround yourself with at least three friends that have good study habits and perform well academically

  • Use the school planner to keep track of school assignments and due dates

  • Get involved in afterschool activities: band, clubs or community service opportunities

  • Set academic goals for yourself and track your milestones

  • Attend and participate in college and career field trips


  • Begin dialog with parents, teachers and school counselor about your strengths and how to apply them academically and outside of school

  • Visit the College and Career Specialist to learn about upcoming college and career events, useful scholarship search tips

  • Enroll in summer school classes if needed