CHECKLIST FOR JUNIOR YEAR

  • Fall

    • Registration (Students usually attend without parents) - including paying fees, receiving class schedule, textbooks, photo ID, and locker assignment.
    • Back to School Night is an evening for parents to meet their student’s teachers; students are welcome to attend.
    • Juniors should visit the College & Career Center (CCC) to learn about the resources available for college and career planning. Now is the time to take advantage of the college rep visits occurring in the CCC from September through November. Information about these visits is available in the CCC and on Naviance.
    • Juniors should take the PSAT (important for both SAT practice and National Merit Scholarship qualification). Click here for more information about college testing. NOTE: Juniors must pay for PSAT and will take the test during the school day. The PSAT is not offered any other day within PPS (but is still offered on a Saturday at local private schools). Fee waivers are available for juniors on free or reduced lunch. Students can talk to their counselor about this option.
    • Parent-Teacher Conferences take place in the cafeteria. Parents are strongly encouraged to attend. Students are welcome.
    • First quarter Report Cards sent home. These grades are not recorded on transcript.

     

    Winter

    • FINAL EXAMS: 1st semester grades sent home. These grades are recorded on transcript, and determine GPA and class rank. To learn more about the CHS Grading System, click here.
    • Forecasting for Senior year. (Click here to review graduation requirements). Students should continue to take rigorous courses through their senior year.
    • For those considering full or partial IB: make sure your student is on track with IB courses. Click here to see IB 4-Year planning.
    • Sign up for Spring SAT or ACT. (Take SAT Subject Tests fall of Senior year if recommended or required by colleges on your student’s list.) Click here for more information on college testing. More information and test dates can be found on the official testing sites:
    • ACT is administered to Juniors at no cost. This counts as an official college admissions test. Click here for more information on college testing.  
    • Students should begin using Naviance this year for college and career searches. To learn more about Naviance, click here.

     

    Spring

    • Third quarter report cards sent home. These grades are not recorded on transcript.
    • Attend with your student the “College Information Night” at CHS. For more information on the entire college application process and experience, click here.
    • Check in with the Business Office regarding possible fines. If books have been lost somewhere along the way, fine could be pricey! Best to pay big fines now instead of end of senior year when fines could come as a shock (students will not receive their diploma until fines are paid).
    • FINAL EXAMS: 2nd semester grades sent home. These grades are recorded on transcript, and determine GPA and class rank. To learn more about the CHS Grading System, click here.

     

    Summer

    • Advice: juniors should be encouraged to start working on both the college application and their application essays over summer.
    • Visit colleges, if possible