Before Break this month Freshmen, Sophomores, and Juniors will have met with Ms. Colborn and I to discuss college and course planning. These meetings provide students with an opportunity to review the courses they’ve already taken as a high school student and think ahead to those courses they would like to take in the next academic year.
It’s an important process, picking your courses for next year, that deserves your careful consideration. As a high school student, each day in class you are building an academic record that will be influencial in your transition to college and beyond. We know that colleges will be keenly interested in your performance in courses that have challenged you to be well-prepared as a future college student. Thinking ahead to next year you should choose courses that both demonstrate that you are an ambitious student, taking an increasingly challenging course load from year to year, and are appropriately matched to your abilities- allowing you to show your strengths and perform well.
As you are thinking through which classes you’d like to request for next year, I suggest having a read through two articles that illuminate these points well: