12th Grade

12th Grade-Senior year

Finally, you have reached your senior year. Congratulations! This is a time for you to make your final lap. Don’t be afraid to make this a time when you challenge yourself to go out for a sport, or join an activity, take a class that you have not taken before. Seniors, please see the outline below for important benchmarks during your senior year. Make sure you’re on track to graduate and that you have passed your work samples or SBAC test. Before you decide on a college or trade school, visit the campus, make sure it’s the right fit. Take advantage of all the resources the district provides for you, as these can really help as you finalize your next steps after graduation. Don’t be afraid to ask questions or ask for help, we want to make sure the decisions you make are grounded in solid research and you have dotted all i’s and crossed all t’s. Your senior year will fly by, so take advantage of every moment and make memories you will look back and be proud of!

 

SEPTEMBER

Sign up for the ACT or SAT  https://www.act.org/content/act/en/products-and-services/the-act.html     https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/sat/register
Create or log into Naviance    Naviance is a comprehensive college, career and life readiness solution that helps districts and schools align student strengths and interests to postsecondary goals, improving student outcomes and connecting learning to life.  https://www.naviance.com/
Research College Campuses, Trade Schools https://collegescorecard.ed.gov/
Review your transcript. Are you on track to graduate? Have you met your essential skills in Reading, Writing, and Math  https://www.oregon.gov/ode/students-and-family/OregonDiploma/Documents/diploma-at-a-glance-2013-14.pdf
Check college websites for application deadlines, financial aid, and housing information.
Create your senior portfolio. Here you will put your Resume, Personal Education Plan, Scholarship and Job Applications.
Begin searching for scholarships available.

OCTOBER

Create an OSAC account   https://oregonstudentaid.gov/apply-here.aspx
Create and complete FAFSA   https://fafsa.ed.gov/spa/fafsa/#/LOGIN?locale=en_US
Attend FAFSA information session
Make sure to review additional requirements if you are thinking of a private school  https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/pay-for-college/financial-aid-101/how-to-complete-the-css-financial-aid-profile?excmpid=VT-00033

NOVEMBER

DECEMBER

JANUARY

FEBRUARY

MARCH

APRIL

MAY

JUNE