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10th Grade

Growth is the word for this school year.

Grit - https://www.ted.com/talks/angela_lee_duckworth_grit_the_power_of_passion_and_perseverance?utm_campaign=tedspread--a&utm_medium=referral&utm_source=tedcomshare

Growth Mindset - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=75GFzikmRY0&t=84s

PSAT (Practice SAT) will administered to all 10th graders in the Fall. Students are encouraged to continue to explore college/career interests, getting involved, and maintain balance.

Explore College/Career Interests

  • Please review your individual 4 year plan and keep track of your graduation status by meeting with your counselor.
  • Review individualized aspirations of colleges, careers, or military admission requirements.
  • Log in to Naviance. Explore site and updated your email address.
  • Check out College/Career tab for more information on college and career exploration resources, admission requirements, and scholarship opportunities.

Getting Involved

Maintain Balance

  • Counseling Staff recommends that students have a healthy balance between academics, extracurricular activities, sleep, exercise, and social time.

GPA Explained

http://www.commonapp.org/10th-grade
https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/prepare-for-college/checklists/10th-grade
10th Grade College Board College Planning Checklist

FAQ - "Do Colleges just look at grades?"

Some colleges will ask more about yourself other than grades. They will ask about any community service/volunteer hours, do you work, etc. Colleges are deciding on what type of students they want on campus. They want well-rounded people, people from in state and out of state or some who have taken variety of courses (Theatre, art, band, AP Courses, Community College courses, etc). It is not just about a high GPA

"I probably can"t afford to go to a 4 year college. Should I just aim to go to community college?"

Counselors recommend that students strive to meet admission requirements and apply for the main purpose of giving yourself more options. Set the bar high and challenge yourself. Financial aid, scholarships and grants, could reduce the cost of tuition in the end. If you work hard and get accepted to a 4 year college or vocational school but decide to start at community college, at least you were able to analyze your options and make the best choice for yourself. Higher GPA could allow more scholarships for the student, these scholarships could be for any post secondary education (community college, vocational schools, military or 4 year college).

10th Grade Classroom PowerPoint Presentation

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