Plan for College Beginning in Eighth Grade
(Make High School Count)
Think about it! You have to go to high
school anyway, so you might as well
MAKE IT COUNT! Your high school
years may be the most exciting and
important ones you'll spend in school!
For the first time you'll have lots of
choices to make about what you
study. The choices you make for 9th
grade - as well as 10th, 11th, and
12th - will affect the choices you'll
have for the rest of your life.
No matter what you dream of doing with your life, preparing yourself for more
education beyond high school is your wisest plan right now. Post-high school
education can provide valuable experiences that contribute to a better quality of
life for you. Whether or not you go on to a college or university or career or
technical school, the information and skills you learn in your high school classes
will always be useful in the world of work.
Remember! Everyone, in every kind of
job, needs to be able to write and speak
clearly, listen carefully, understand what is written and spoken, and use math
When you have questions
Your school counselor, teachers, or principal will have the answers (or know
someone who does) to many questions about high school and education after
high school. Your family and friends often have good information, too. Do not
hesitate to ask as many questions as necessary to obtain all the information you
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