• 2019-2020 College Planning

    9th & 10th Grade

    It is never too early to start preparing for college!

    Here is a list to help make sure you are on the right track.

     Keep track of all student activities, awards, community service, work history 9th and 10th

    Stay informed about LHS College events: Remind – text 81010 Message @lhs-ccctr

     

    GRADE 9

    • Get involved in extracurricular activities – these activities will help you develop time-management skills and enrich the school experience. Do you plan to play collegiate sports? Check your Core Course Completion and the NCAA Clearinghouse.
    • Attend the District wide College Night at Freedom HS on 10/17/2019 from 6-8 PM.
    • 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 through G courses. (See the liberty high course catalog pages 2-3)
    • Stop by the College & Career Center for work permits, job search, community service and summer opportunities.

     

    Suggestion: Visit some local colleges – large, small, public, and private. Get a feel for what works for you.

    Cheek the LHS Daily Announcements regularly, all-important school and College & Career events will post in the Daily Announcements.

    Visit the College & Career Center in B-3 regularly.   Ask questions. Use the resources. Study. Do research.

    Receive and send messages on Remind. Visit www.remind.com or text 81010 and message @lhs-ccctr to join.

    GRADE 10

    • Enroll in college-preparatory/AP courses.
    • Review the UC – CSU Minimum A – G Course Requirements. (See the liberty high course catalog pages 2-3)
    • Are you planning to play collegiate sports? Check your Core Course Completion. Register with NCAA Clearinghouse
    • Attend the District wide College Night at Freedom HS on 10/17/2019 from 6-8 PM.
    • PSAT 10 is Free for all 10th graders. Test date is 2/26/2020. This test will focus on the knowledge and skills that current research shows are most essential for college and career readiness. The test will reflect the work students are doing in classrooms across the country and around the globe.
    • Begin scholarship search: fastweb.com and www.scholarships.com
    • Get involved in extracurricular activities and make sure to track them for your resume and college applications.
    • Review for the ACT or the SAT.
    • If you are considering any military academies, you should see the College & Career Center for recruiters contact information.

     


    Practice Tests

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

    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.

    ASVAB has tests and activities that help students identify their interests and provide information about their Verbal, Math, Science and Technical skills. Tests are throughout the school year. See the College & Career Center for test dates.

     

    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 generally taken during the junior and senior year of high school; however, students can take them at any time. Students may take these tests as often as they may 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 critical thinking skills. It will assess how well he/she can solve problems and analyze.

     

    ACT Assessment 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 to apply.

     

    The local High Schools administer the SAT & ACT. Students register online www.collegeboard.org or www.actstudent.org or they can get assistance in the Career Center.

     

     

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