International School for the Arts
- Talk to your school counselor. Your counselor can talk to you about the courses you are currently taking and the courses you should take your junior and senior year.
- Sophomores are administered the PSAT/NMSQT (Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test) Test in the fall. The purpose of this test is to prepare you for the SAT. You will also need to take this tests in the 11th grade in order to qualify for scholarships and programs associated with the National Merit Scholarship Program. Advertisement for the PSAT begins in September of each year. Juniors must sign up in the School Counseling office during the registration window
- Learn about careers and their occupational outlook. Research what career you may be interested in — this will help you when selecting a major and a college. Use the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Handbook for your research.
- Enroll in extra curricular activities. This will assist your college applications in the future. Also, over the summer consider volunteering for a good cause.
- Start looking at schools to apply to. The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation created a useful resource to quickly look up facts about any college on the College Completion website.
- Continue doing your best in school!