Ready : Preparing for My Education
Did you know? There are three things you must do to in order to graduate from high school:
- Earn high school credit (view the required classes and credit requirements).
- Pass state tests or approved alternatives to those tests.
- Complete a High School and Beyond Plan.
10th grade is a great time to start preparing for college and gaining workplace skills. Consider holding a part-time job, internship, or volunteer position. Research and visit colleges that interest you. Take any honors, Advanced Placement (AP), or International Baccalaureate (IB) courses you can.
Below are some more things to consider doing during 10th grade.
- Continue to take challenging classes.
- Plan your 11th grade classes.
- Read for 30 minutes each day.
- Check out the dual-credit lookup tool to find out how your AP, IB, or Cambridge test scores count as college credit.
- Meet with your counselor to talk about college options.
- List what matters to you in a college.
- Talk to your family about how to pay for college.
- Find out how colleges use admission tests.
- Visit a nearby college.
- Apply for summer internships or jobs, or look for volunteer opportunities in your career interest area. Save money from any summer jobs.
- Find a volunteer opportunity.
- Set five easy-to-reach goals.
- Set up a job-shadow day.
- Make a list of possible mentors.
- Make a list of things you’d like to do or learn more about this summer.