Checklist For Freshmen

August

Make a point to meet your Academic Counselor and continue to visit throughout the school year.
College-bound students: Make sure you have a 4 year plan when registering for high school
Recommendation: Take more courses of English, science, math, computer science and vocational classes.
Consult with your counselor to ensure college-bound track.
Get familiar with ECAP (Education Career Action Plan)
Do necessary requirements for ECAP through AZCIS

September

Become aware of your grade point average (GPA). It will accululate on your school transcripts until you graduate from high school.
Set your educational goals.
Learn and apply study skills from classes/workshops. A MUST!
Learn to manage your time wisely
Explore various careers through library research, talking to others, and checking up on CAREER DAYS and COLLEGE DAYS.
Talk to your counselor about careers and educational opportunities.
Keep up good grades. If you start having trouble with classes, get in touch with your counselor and arrange for tutoring.
Get involved with clubs and extracurricular activities, but maintain those good grades!
Read as much as you can!
Utilize http://www.azcis.intocareers.org
Get grades up for first 9 weeks.

October

Continue to read!
Attend College Fair!
Become familiar with high school graduation requirements.
Become familiar with classes available here at TCHS including Dual-Enrollment, AP Courses and Honors courses.
Create and complete a 4 year plan.

December

Use the internet to explore career options.
STUDY FOR FINAL EXAMS.

January

Talk to people with occupations that interest you.
Attend any and ALL Career Fairs.
Start checking into summer enrichment programs (Nizhoni Academy, Upward Bound and Four Corners Math/Science. Know the deadlines!

May

Sign up for College Day presentations.
Meet with your counselor periodically to discuss your grads, academic programs and educational goals.
Plan on taking the preliminary Scholastic Achievement Test/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT), the Armed Forces Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB), and the Preliminary American College Testing (PLAN) in your 10th grade year
STUDY FOR FINAL EXAMS
Attend summer school

June

Attend summer school if need to.
Volunteer for summer jobs/activities that will provide you with exposure and experience in career fields that interest you.
Attend summer-enrichment programs,
Remember: It’s not too early to start your college career!
STUDY FOR FINALS!