Welcome to your JUNIOR Year!
You've made it through two years of high school…only two more to go. There is so much to expect your junior year, and sometimes it can seem so overwhelming. If you think back to your sophomore year, you watched the Juniors run around like crazy at times. It's a fairly stressful year, so knowing what to expect your junior year means being able to plan ahead to make your way through it unscathed.
While you have all the pressure of tests coming up (PSAT, ACT, SAT) you also have harder classes. You didn't think your teachers would let you off the hook just because you're prepping for college, right? This means Juniors have the greatest need for good time management skills. You need to balance a lot of school work with the rest of your life. Homework skills are important here. A good planner, helpful in most other years of school, is now a necessity in your junior year.
During your sophomore year, you'll hear a lot of college talk. However, it's during your junior year that the talk gets really serious. You have colleges coming to talk to students. You'll start getting brochures and start thinking of where you actually want to go. You may even start going on college visits to explore your options. This is also the year when you'll decide if you want to go to college. You may decide college isn't for you, so you may look at trade school or just going straight into the workforce. There's a lot of decisions to be made.
Be sure to check in with your guidance counselor as questions arise. They are here to help you make informative choices about your future.