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Seniors

Congratulations Senior!

Your senior year … Senior privileges, Senior Pictures, Homecoming, Senior Superlatives, the Senior Trip and yes, college applications. So much to be done and time is ticking away faster than you could imagine.

Get ahead with this College Planning Calendar for Seniors from The College Board!

Upper School Sequence Options

DEPARTMENT NINTH GRADE TENTH GRADE ELEVENTH GRADE TWELFTH GRADE
ENGLISH English I English II English III English IV
AP English Language AP English Literature
SOCIAL STUDIES World Geography World History US History Government or AP Government
AP Human Geography AP World History AP US History Economics
MATH Geometry Algebra II Advanced Algebra Trigonometry
Pre Calculus AP Calculus
SCIENCE Physical Science Biology Environmental Science Anatomy
Chemistry Physics
FOREIGN LANGUAGE Spanish I Spanish II
PE/HEALTH 1 semester each
FREE ELECTIVES 1 elective per semester 1 elective per semester 1 elective per semester 1-4 electives

Also, let’s look at a timeline of what you should be doing to get ready for college.

Review your personal lists of goals, needs and abilities for your educational pursuits. Narrow your college choice to three to five prospective institutions.

Get applications, financial aid information and deadlines.

If you are interested in EARLY DECISION, explore the possibilities of early financial aid estimate and determine the deadlines and the materials needed for the application.

Start completing applications and get ideas formed for essays.

Decide whom to ask for recommendations, ask them now, schedule their deadlines.

Set up visitation days for your top three college choices. Get pre-approval for visits

Dual Enrollment: Is it for you? Make an appointment with the HS counselor to find out!

Senior Year Can Be Costly! How much should a parent put aside for the senior year? These are some the events you may want to begin saving for:

Senior Portraits

SAT/ACT application

Yearbook Pages to honor the graduate

Invitations, note cards, etc.

Athletic fees

Cap and Gown portraits

Graduation Fee

College application fees (about $25-$50 per application)

Important links to scholarship information:

http://www.fastweb.com/

http://www.gacollege411.org/

http://www.gsfc.org/

(GA Student Finance Commission)

http://www.college-scholarships.com/

http://www.guaranteed-scholarships.com/

http://www.finaid.org/