Planning Your Future

  • High School - College/Technical School - Military


    High School - Most college decision-making takes place between 10th and 12th grades. It's time to narrow down your educational choices and choose a future path. Check out this Check List to help you prepare.

    College Credits While in High School

    There are several programs students can be involved to earn credits for college while in high school.  These programs include AP Courses; the ACE Program at Bloomsburg University; classes at Susquehanna University; HACC (Harrisburg Area Community College) College in High School Program; Lackawanna College (Dual-Enrollment); the Midd-West Agriculture Program and SUN Tech.  For more information, please go to the  scheduling page on the guidance website or schedule an appointment with your guidance counselor.

    Collegiate Athletic Eligibility

    If you want to play sports in college or go to college on an athletic scholarship, you need to start planning your Junior year of high school. There are many regulations and conditions you need to know ahead of time so that you don't miss possible opportunities. Click HERE to find out more.


    College and Technical School

    Exploring As early as Middle School, you should be exploring your options. What do you like to do? What are you good at? Check out our Career Exploration page for links to job exploration.
    Preparing By your Junior year, PSAT, SAT, and ACT, are some of the test required by colleges for admission. These and other test are explained on Testing. Visit Colleges your interested in attending during your Junior year. Check out our College Open House page for dates and times.
    Applying Your Senior year, Apply to schools during September and October. Apply to your 1st choice and a few others.
    Check out these
    Top Ten Rules for Selecting a College  and the College Planning page for more information.
    Paying FAFSA need to be filed after January of your Senior year. Scholarships and Financial Aid links and information can be found HERE. Check school DEADLINES. The Military is another source of funding for college. click Military for information.
    Deciding Spring of your Senior year, Compare cost, scholarships, and living arrangements when deciding on which college to attend. Check school DEADLINES for decisions. 
    Attending
     
    Please visit/call your Guidance Counselor with any questions you may have.

    Military Career

    Exploring Students should begin researching the military in younger grades especially if they are interested in getting in to a military academy.  It is a lengthy process with multiple steps.
    Preparing The Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) is given to 10th grade students in the spring. Students can retake it in 11th and 12th grade since the military won’t use their 10th grade scores.
    Applying At the age of 17 contact the Recruiter of choice. For contact information and more, Check out our Military information page.