DHS Junior Checklist

Dixon High School 11th Grade Checklist

                        2017-2018

Your junior year is your opportunity to strengthen your skills and broaden your experiences, in school and out, to prepare for all of the challenges ahead. A successful junior year can help launch you on the path to a successful future. No matter if you are college/job or military bound. Make the most of this year:

 

 

  1. Maintain a challenging course load. You should take the most rigorous courses available.
  2. Stay active and involved. Continue involvement in activities, sports, volunteer work, etc.Important to keep a record of all activities/community service and awards.
  3. If you have excelled at high school classes, consider taking college classes.Second semester changes can be applied for after December 1st, 2017.

 

College/Career Fair--- September 26th from 1 pm to 2:30.  Parents welcome!  Great place to collect a ton of information on both college and careers. We also have weekly military/college visitors during lunch or advisement time for student’s benefit.

 

College Visits --- every 11th grader gets THREE days to visit a college/military or job interview.  Proper paper work must be done one week prior to visit and upon return.  Will not count against attendance if procedure is done properly.  Once you have identified the colleges you want to visit, call their admissions office for dates/times available.

 

Sign UP for our Fall College Bus Visit – To State Technical College in Linn, MO, Excellent Job Training and Job Placement. November 20th. Free T-Shirt for the 50 students who attend.

 

Job Shadowing---every 11th graders Job Shadow’s on February 28th, 2018.  Paperwork will be provided in January, but now’s time to start thinking of location and requesting. We’ve had great experiences in the past, but it doesn’t happen without advance planning.

 

Assessments---

  • All DHS 11th graders will be taking the ASVAB assessment on September 20th, 2017.
  • All DHS 11th graders will be taking the PRE-ACT assessment on November 21st. 2017.
  • All DHS 11th graders will be taking the ACT (district paid) in April 4th, 2018.
  • Register to take your ACT for college acceptance and college class placement. (can do up to 12 times)55% of the time, a student will improve their scores when taking it multiple times.

 

Go to www.actstudent.org to register. Our Test Center code is 260-048

 

ACT

ACT Test Date

 

ACT

 

Registration Deadline

 

ACT

 

(Late Fee Required)

 

 September 9, 2017

August 4, 2017

August 5 – 18, 2017

 

 October 28, 2017

September 22, 2017

September 23–Oct. 6, 2017

 

 December 3, 2017

November 3, 2017

November 4 -17, 2017

 

 February 10, 2018

January12, 2018

January 13-19, 2018

 

 April114, 2018

March 9, 2018

March 10-23, 2018

 

 June 9, 2018

May 4, 2018

May 5-18, 2018

 

July 14, 2018                           June 15, 2018                              June 16 – 22, 2018

** Cost of ACT is $46.00 for no writing, $62.00 for Writing! Subject to change each year!!   College of Ozarks requires writing, however most colleges do not require and unless you are a strong writer, it can cause your score to be lower.

Dual Credit – We have many opportunities here at DHS.  Often a good ACT score is required, depends on the college/class.  These classes are a GREAT, great way to insure success in college coursework if you start while yet in DHS.  We also have the BEST reimbursement program going, 50% return if A or B if you show proof of payment when due.

Scholarships Be sure you are signed up for A+, if you do not have your 50 hours of tutoring in; be sure you are scheduled for a semester of it during your senior year.  Be sure to keep a record of ALL service, awards, jobs and such that will be needed when you start applying for scholarships in August of 2018.

Sports Scholarships ---Start now in preparing your individual /team stats.  Most colleges have an application or contact on their website.  Do not wait until senior year to seek out possible sports scholarships you are interested in.  Best is to get Coaches involved ASAP. When visiting that college, be sure to visit with the college coach. Students interested in Division I or II sports in college should visit the NCAA Clearinghouse website (www.ncaaclearinghouse.net) for eligibility standards.  Make sure that you are scheduled for the correct number of core courses to meet eligibility requirements.  NOTE:  You should register with the Clearing house at the end of your junior year.

Summer of 2018 --- Arrange enriching summer activities early, including volunteering, getting an interesting job or internship. Or job shadow in a profession that interest you.  Summer Camps at various colleges, such as MO S & T or a great way to assist students with their career choices.

COLLEGE WILL COST YOU---- no matter how well you plan and apply for scholarships, just note that higher education does cost, might only be a couple hundred or thousands.  Use this time to review the 2017-18 Journey to College publication that is being provided, to start to familiarlize yourself with the whole financial aid world.

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