Junior Section

Junior year can be a busy one. Students may find themselves with an increased workload that includes higher level Honors and AP courses. Additional testing for college eligibility begins with the PSAT, SAT Reasoning and/or ACT with writing, SAT Subject Tests, and AP exams. Some students may find their social life and extracurricular participation is broadening and the time to begin post-high school planning has begun. Students are starting to think about potential colleges, careers, and majors.

During this time the priority should be to pass classes required for graduation, fulfill college subject eligibility requirements, earn the best grades possible for college eligibility and continue to nurture intellectual curiosity and good study habits for the future.


Junior Parent Information Night – 9/13/2018
In case you missed the meeting, you can view the PowerPoint and handouts below.

Power Point Presentation 2018
Handout

Junior Timeline Presentation – Week of 11/5/18
In early November the counselors will visit Junior level English classes and gave an interactive presentation on the College Timeline.  The presentation will provide students with an overview of the different steps they may take on their path to college.  Students will receive their own copy of the timeline to fill in during the presentation along with a folder containing several handouts with information about the different college systems, ACT/SAT test prep and dates, and more! There are links to the handouts below:

California Community Colleges Handout
California State University Handout
University of California Handout
Out of State Public Universities Handout
Private Colleges and Universities Handout

College Planning Timeline
Helpful Hints for College Planning
Quick Hints for College Planning
SAT-ACT Comparison
Gathering the FACTS and College Interview Form
Test Prep Companies and Test Dates Handout
NCAA Eligibility Center Handout

College Information Night - 11/29/18
Admissions representatives from West Valley College, San José State, UC Santa Cruz, Arizona State, and University of San Francisco presented on their colleges and how they fit within their particular college system (i.e., community college, California State University, University of California, Out of State Public University, Private University). Information that LGHS Guidance provided for the evening is below:

Junior Year Planning Calendar 2018-19