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11th Grade

11th Grade (ages 16 to 17)

The 11th grade is one of the most important years in a student’s life. This is the year where a student is making a solid determination of where they want to attend their post-secondary education. This is also the year in which they do a massive amount of research to complete all the qualifying factors which are needed to apply to their post-secondary education of choice. In the 11th grade, the student will have taken a leadership role within an organization that they are actively serving (for example; Varsity).

In the 11th grade student should make a solid determination of the direction and program in which they are to apply for postsecondary success. This is also the year that a student is actively taking academic exams to qualify for postsecondary placement. At the end of the 11th grade, our clients should have completed the following tasks:

  • Complete my skills program and guidance system

  • Review long-term and short-term goals

  • Continuously obtaining learning strategies

  • Solidify methods in achieving long-term and short-term goals

  • Review college planning timeline research careers of interest

  • Review degree programs for interested careers

  • Research colleges and college programs

  • College visits to desired colleges

  • Research intern opportunities

  • Research financial aid opportunities (scholarships grants, etc.)

  • In the fall take PSAT for scholarship opportunity

  • In the spring take first SAT exam

  • Take SAT prep course (at additional fee)

  • Review college planning timeline

  • Complete ability profiler assessment

  • Continue to compare schools and programs for postsecondary achievement

  • Complete post-secondary plan component and portfolio

  • Update career and life goals

  • Update extracurricular activities (sports, school clubs, additional activities)

  • Update personal interests and hobbies

  • Research early application for colleges

  • Continue researching college requirements

  • Attend a life skills workshop

  • Educate about financial aid

  • Request recommendation letters

  • Review summer programs

  • Monthly consultation with advisor