11th Grade

Junior year is when classes become more sophisticated, leadership roles take shape, and workloads increase.

· Your junior project prepares you for research papers in college. Choose your topic wisely...it will be something you will remember forever. The best projects stem from something you've already begun to explore on your own.
· At this point you should continue the activities that you enjoy and stop doing things that are not meaningful to you. Again, if you are doing something only because 'it would look good on a college application,' consider setting that activity aside for something you truly love to do!
· Re-engage with your service learning, continually looking for work that combines your interests and the common good. Begin considering a focus for your Senior Project.
· Begin taking the SAT and ACT. Map out the timing around AP exams, so you are not overloaded.

Throughout the winter and spring, our college counselors meet with juniors to explore the tools used in the college search process. The College Corner Resource Board in MyStMarys houses extensive resources! Students have opportunities to meet with college reps, practice interviews, brainstorm essay topics, and begin filling out applications. By the end of the year, students are beginning to consider a variety of colleges.  Work over the summer hones this into a useful list at the start of senior year.