||Pay close attention to the
course options available in high school and choose
When your student chooses 9th grade courses this year,
make sure s/he gets started on a track that will
prepare him/her for college, paying attention to the
different diploma tracks available (CORE
40 Academic Honors,
40 Technical Honors). Attend the 8th Grade Orientation
Meeting for high school at your child’s school
if one is offered.
||Have your student continue
to explore career interests and possible careers; find
out what kind of education is required. Click
here for a fun, interactive student
activity that can help.
||If you haven’t already,
start to put some money away for college. Saving
even a little bit can add up over time. Every family will
have to contribute something toward the cost of college.
Find out how different types of savings can affect future
financial aid to be sure your savings are maximized.
here for more information on savings and financial aid. Click here for more information on how savings can affect financial aid.
||Indiana students who qualify
for the Twenty-first
Century Scholars program should sign
up by June 30 (if they have not done so already).
here for more information on the Twenty-first
Century Scholars Program. This will be the last year you can sign up to join this program. Don't miss this important deadline!
Links to Important Information &
Career exploration activity for students: http://www.driveofyourlife.org
College Savings Information: http://www.triptocollege.org/paying_colleges/caught_
Twenty-first Century Scholars Information: http://www.scholars.in.gov
Diploma Tracks: http://www.learnmoreindiana.org/k12academics/
Planning the High School Years to Maximize Your Options
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