Academics

What to Expect Junior Year of High School

0 Comments 02 August 2017

Junior year is regarded as the most difficult year of high school. Here’s what you can expect to come your way as a junior.

You will take the ACT or SAT. This is what your freshman and sophomore year classes have been leading up to. You likely took the PSAT or Pre-ACT last year, so you know what to expect. Your first opportunity to take one of these tests won’t come until later in the year, so your teachers will spend plenty of time helping you prepare. But don’t worry too much because you will have multiple opportunities to take the ACT or SAT.

Your classes will get harder. You are an upperclassman in high school. Your teachers are trying to prepare you for college, which means the subject matter and studying for those classes will become more difficult. It’s time to develop some serious time management and studying skills. These skills will help you to succeed in college.

Your college search will get more serious. You will begin to apply for colleges next year. Now is the time to decide what you like. Start narrowing colleges and add them to your college list on your College Greenlight profile. Make sure to have good variety of colleges on your list. This year is the time to start visiting those colleges. Spring break or any other long weekend would be the perfect time the college search process.

This year will be heavily focused on college and academics. It will feel more serious than your underclassman years of high school. But don’t forget to have fun in between the studying. High school is now halfway over and you have some fun events, such as your first prom, to look forward to this year.

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