Preparing For The Future
The junior year is a time to research colleges and employment opportunities for life after high school. We will meet with you in early Spring to review your 12th grade academic schedule, college and careers, and to answer questions.
Guidance Direct is an internet based program that can assist with your college search, occupational searches, a career interest survey, direct access to college web sites and a resume builder. For access, please stop in the Counseling Center to obtain the password.
The PSAT Test which is the Preliminary SAT, will be held at East Aurora High School in October at 8:00 AM.
•A letter will be sent home at the end of September to provide you with information about the assessment and how to register.
The ASVAB is a career interest inventory that will be held in November at East Aurora High School during periods 1-4. The test interpretation will be held several weeks later during periods 1 and 2.
All students planning to attend a four year college or university should plan to take either the SAT I or the ACT in the Spring of their Junior year, typically in May or June.
SAT II's (Subject Tests) are required by certain colleges. Students should check the requirements of the schools they are interested in applying to. SAT Subject tests should be taken immediately after the appropriate course has been completed. In the Fall of the senior year, students can re-take the SAT or ACT to increase their chances of college admissions and scholarship money.
NCAA Bound Students
Students who plan to participate in inter-collegiate athletics and plan to attend an NCAA Division I or II college or university need to understand the academic eligibility requirements. Information and registration is available on the NCAA website: www.eligibilitycenter.org
To continue preparing for the future please see the Junior Choices Booklet.
If you would like a hardcopy of this booklet, please check with your child. Each student will be given a hard copy of this booklet in February.