11th Grade Planning

    • Make a list of college characteristics that are important to you; i.e. location; cost; particular majors, and campus size
    • Take a career assesment for free: 
    • If you are considering any military options, see the College and Career Center for recruiters contact information.
      • Take the ASVAB! October 20th @ 8:15 AM - Register on the school webstore
    • Review for the ACT/SAT- Make practice apart of your routine, take free practice tests at the collegeboard website and test prep on Khan Academy
    • Sign up to tale the PSAT/NMSQT on October 26th, 2021 @ 8:00 AM - Register on the school webstore, $19. 
    • Review the University of California (UC) and California State University (CSU) Minimum A-G Course Requirements. Students must have a grade of C or better in these A-G Courses, look for posters around campus.
    • Attend the LUHSD virtual college event on October 2nd, 2021 @ 1:00-3:00 PM
    • Plan to visit colleges, and attend informational Career Center events when colleges plan to visit. Note: some might be virtual tours.
    • If you are an athlete, register with the NCAA Clearinghouse
    • Visit the College and Career Center (or the website) for SAT, PSAT, ASVAB practice tests!
    • Find a part-time job, volunteer work, or partake in a summer college program. Obtain your work permit in the Career Center. 
    • Stay updated by listening for the daily announcements, checking the College and Career webpage, checking out your counselors canvas page and following us on social media!

    Please check the schools admission requirements on whether or not ACT/SAT scores are required. See the Career Center if you need assistance in researching..

    Practice Tests

    Practice Tests provide information to help students identify academic skills that need improvement while there is still time to make an impact. These practice tests include:

    PSAT/NMSQT Focusing on the content students learn in the classroom, they will reflect strong instruction — in math, English language arts, science, history, and social studies — and relate directly to the skills research shows are essential for college and career readiness. The PSAT/NMSQT is used by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (must be a junior to qualify). PSAT has partnered with KHAN ACADEMY, to create a free study plan especially for each student: www.khanacademy.org/sat

    PSAT 10 will focus on the knowledge and skills that current research shows are most essential for college and career readiness and success. The tests will reflect the work students are doing in classrooms across the country and around the globe. This test is designed for 10th grade students.

    ASVAB has tests and activities that help students identify their interests and provide information about their Verbal, Math, Science and Technical skills.

    Students register for most Practice Tests on the Liberty website or in the Liberty Student Store. For more details, visit the College & Career Center or Webpage.

    College Entrance Exams

    SAT or ACT: College entrance tests are generally taken during the junior and senior year of high school; however, they may be taken at any time. Students may take these tests as often as they like, generally the college or university takes the highest score from each test for college admissions: 2-4 attempts is the general rule.

    SAT Reasoning Test is a measure of a student’s critical thinking skills. It will assess how well he/she can solve problems and analyze.

    ACT Assessment is used to measure a student’s readiness and academic achievement for college by assessing their English, Mathematics, Reading and Science skills.

    SAT Subject Tests measure students’ knowledge and skills in a particular subject and their ability to apply that knowledge. No student may take more than three tests on any one test date. The SAT Subject tests are required or recommended in addition to either the ACT or SAT reasoning by some four year colleges. Students should research the requirement for the college(s) in which they plan on applying to.

    The SAT & ACT are administered at local High Schools. Students register online www.collegeboard.org or www.actstudent.org or they can pick up an application in the Career Center.