High School Planner - underlined words are printable documents or links to detailed information
□ College Board Opportunity Scholarships: drawings for 2 & 4 year colleges, 11th & 12th grades
□ Free Test Prep and Homework Help AP, PSAT, ACT, SAT, Technical Colleges ACCUPLACER, Employer Hiring Career Ready - new test to be announced may be WorkKeys©, military ASVAB
□ Career, College and Military Resources , "Youscience" aptitude test: brain games that match what you are good at with best fit careers and colleges
□ Begin: volunteer & community service expectation for scholarships. See Scholarship Planning above.
□ Begin: Career & College Research "Youscience" aptitude testing - brain games that match what you are good at with best fit jobs and college match.
□ Fall: Apply for 3 year programs at Career Center: Cosmetology, Health Science, and Welding. Criminal Justice & Emergency Fire Management are 2 or 3 year programs https://www.acpsd.net/acctc
□ Spring: PSAT practice for 10th grade fall testing. PSAT is good practice for all college & scholarship testing. PSAT is given to all 10th graders in the fall. The 11th grade test is an early identifier for numerous national scholarship organizations and determines the National Merit Scholarship finalists https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/psat-nmsqt-psat-10/practice
□ Continue or begin volunteer and community service expectation for scholarships. See Scholarship Planning link above.
□ Fall: Take PSAT, paid for by the SC Dept. of Education https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/psat-nmsqt-psat-10/inside-the-test
□ Fall: Apply for 1 and 2 year programs at Career Center: https://www.acpsd.net/ACCTC
□ Fall: Apply for Dual Enrollment at USC Aiken or Aiken Technical College if attending in 11th grade. Students earn both high school and college credit. ACT or SAT required for USC Aiken, Aiken Tech will take their free ACCUPLCER test. See academic criteria. Dual and Concurrent Enrollment at USCA and Aiken Tech Dual Enrollment Contract ACT SAT Comparison and Practice https://www.atc.edu/Offices/Test-Center https://accuplacer.collegeboard.org/students/prepare-for-accuplacer/practice
Important - GPA and class rank shown high school transcript for college and scholarship applications is set at the end of the 11th grade
□ Fall: Begin College Board Opportunity Scholarships Drawings. 2 and 4 Year Colleges, no GPA, no essay, 7,225 scholarships, half of the scholarships designated for students whose families earn less than $60,000 per year College Board Opportunity Scholarships
□ Fall: May take the PSAT to compete for the National Merit Scholarship Program and identify for many national scholarship organizations. Students pay approx. $17.00 for 9th or 11th grade testing https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/psat-nmsqt-psat-10/practice
□ Fall: ACT/SAT practice for spring Statewide testing. ACT SAT Comparison and Practice
□ Fall: Apply for Dual Enrollment at USC Aiken or Aiken Technical College if attending in 12th grade. ACT or SAT required for USC Aiken, Aiken Tech will take their free ACCUPLACER test.
Dual and Concurrent Enrollment at USCA and ATC Dual Enrollment Contract ACT SAT Comparison and Practice https://www.atc.edu/Offices/Test-Center https://accuplacer.collegeboard.org/students/prepare-for-accuplacer/practice
□ Spring: Take one of ACT or SAT, paid for by the SC Dept. of Education. ACT SAT Comparison and Practice
□ Spring: Military careers, take the ASVAB military entrance exam. Go to Free Testing Prep and Homework Help
□ √ Spring: Have a list of colleges or training programs & scholarships you are applying for ready by the start of your senior year
□ Continue ACT/SAT/ACCUPLCER practice and after high school career and college research
Important - College acceptance letters are conditional on students maintaining classes and grades on the final transcript
□ Fall: Purchase graduation supplies, $100+ late fees apply (844) 746-3371 Rhodes Graduation Services
□ Fall: Continue College Board Opportunity Scholarships Drawings. 2 and 4 Year Colleges, no GPA, no essay, 7,225 scholarships, half of the scholarships designated for students whose families earn less than $60,000 per year College Board Opportunity Scholarships
□ Sept/Oct: apply for colleges. There are Nov. and Dec. deadlines. Housing priority often based on application date. Use the College Application Checklist College Application Checklist List of South Carolina colleges and universities https://www.sciway.net/edu/colleges/alphalist.html
□ Sept/Dec: Take ACT/SAT on national test dates. Testing should be finished by December. Link to ACT SAT websites for registration and practice ACT SAT Comparison and Practice , actstudent.org , SAT , ACT and SAT Dates 2021 - 22
□ Sept/Dec: Finalize list of scholarships applying for. Some scholarship applications won't open until the spring. Scholarship listings a) Senior class "Teams" app b) SBHS scholarship info, includes local and regional scholarships SBHS scholarships link c) Aiken County Schools scholarships link ACPSD scholarships link List of scholarship search websites Scholarships Planning Late applications are not accepted.
□ Oct 1: FAFSA, Free Application for Federal Student Aid opens. Required for federal, state, college/university financial aid & many scholarships. Strongly recommended completed by https://studentaid.gov/h/apply-for-aid/fafsa
□ Fall: If attending Aiken Tech or other SC Technical Colleges practice the free ACCUPLCER placement test and take in spring before March 1 https://www.atc.edu/Offices/Test-Center https://accuplacer.collegeboard.org/students/prepare-for-accuplacer/practice
□ Spring: If attending Aiken Tech or other SC Technical Colleges take the free ACCUPLCER placement test https://www.atc.edu/Offices/Test-Center https://accuplacer.collegeboard.org/students/prepare-for-accuplacer/practice (take before March 1 if GPA is 2.50 or higher to apply for scholarships)
□ June: Request where final transcript is to be sent (include NCAA/NAIA if playing college sports)