Junior Year To-Do's
Focus on academics!
One of the most important things colleges consider for admission: GPA and academic rigor (how hard or easy were your choices of high school courses)
Your grades matter, and it's not too late to improve your GPA!
Play a sport, join a club, take on a leadership role
Colleges want to see well-rounded students
Do something you love and are passionate about
Review the College Planning Night Presentation
Search for scholarships
Research potential colleges!
Work on your brag sheet (found under Surveys in Scoir)
Prepare for the ACT or SAT
All Juniors will take the PSAT in October and the ACT in February
Click here for Bison ACT Roadmap ACT prep information
Free test prep resources available online through Khan Academy (SAT) and ACT Academy (ACT)
Still need additional help? Consider a tutor or test prep program.
Complete Volunteer Hours for graduation!
- 50 total hours required
- Must be earned in two separate locations
- Turn in a signed Project Completion Form for each service you do
- Completing your hours this year means one less thing to do when you are a senior
Scoir (pronounced Score)
Scoir provides a variety of experiences and solutions for everyone involved in the college search, selection and application process.
Login to Scoir - use the login with Google option and use your Beachwood email and password
Or download the app
Using Scoir for your college research
How to Request Letters of Recommendation via Scoir - this should be done only after you have asked your teacher and have a list of schools where you want the letter(s) sent
Inviting Parents/Guardians - invite your parents to access your Scoir account so they can offer suggestions and view college financial calculators
Scoir Student Guides - answers to questions about how to use Scoir
College Application Info using Scoir:
Scoir Guide to Completing the Recommenders Section of the Common Application
Instructions for Completing the Coalition Application with Scoir