Freshman Year Timeline

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    • Help your student explore career options. Do they know what interests them?  There are different interest inventory tests on Naviance and online that they can try doing.

     

    • Start exploring different types of colleges, universities, community colleges, and trade schools. Look at the different requirements for admission.

     

    • Requirements for FUSD High School graduations are slightly different than requirements for College/University Admissions, especially if you are looking at out of state schools.

     

    • Your child will be using Naviance, which is a web based program, for the next 4 years. Through the use of ECAP lessons with the counseling department, your student will use this program to explore different careers and opportunities.  Please feel free to log in and see what your student is doing or ask them what they are learning.

     

    • Find out about AP and DE courses and start exploring different extra curricular activities: Clubs and Sports. Freshman year is time for your student to explore and find their passion!

     

    • Create a file of the following documents: Report cards, lists of awards and honors, school and community activities and volunteer work. This will be helpful down the road when you start filling out applications and scholarships.

     

    • If your student has an IEP or a 504 and needs accommodations for standardized tests, like the SAT or PSAT, you will need to go to Collegeboard.org and submit your information. If it is for the ACT, you will need to go to ACT.org to submit.  If it is approved, it will be good for all four years.  Please give a copy to your student’s counselor. 

     

    • Help your child become independent with increased responsibility. They are going to be on their own in 4 short years!

     

    • By the end of this year, your student should have at least 6 credits. If not please contact your student’s counselor to talk about options.