Starting On Your Path To College:
- Meet with your counselor and start planning your four-year class plan. Plan a challenging program of classes to take! The courses you take in high school show colleges what kind of goals you set for yourself.
- Visit on campus resources: go to the Library, Counseling Offices, and the College & Career Center to become familiar with all they have to offer.
- Establish strong study habits and time management techniques.
- Read for enjoyment! The best way to prepare for the rigors of college is to read.
- Get involved with extracurricular activities that interest you: join sports teams and/or clubs with activities that you enjoy. Colleges look at more than just your academic record for admission. It’s important that you demonstrate your abilities outside the classroom too!
- Explore and participate in community service.
- If you need academic help, see your teacher or stop in to see your counselor to discuss where you need assistance and what resources are available to help you succeed.
- Before the year ends, investigate and get involved with academic enrichment programs, summer workshops and camps with specialty focuses such as music, arts and science.
- Create your resume on Naviance. This is a great way to keep track of all your activities from freshman through senior year at PVPHS.
- Visit colleges anywhere and everywhere you go. Getting a sense of various college campuses and their unique environments will be helpful for your high school journey.