Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18AttendanceandTardyPolicies What happens if you are late or absent. Are there consequences for being absent or tardy a certain number of times? Does a parent need to call if you’re not going to be in school? Do you need to bring in a note when you return? CodeofConduct/SchoolRules The student handbook will tell you the school’s expectations. Be sure to look the handbook over. Most rules will be common sense (no weapons, no alcohol, no . or bullying); but some things are specific to your school, like the dress code. So, know what’s acceptable and what’s out of bounds. AthleticEligibility Do you want to play a sport in high school? If so, you need to know your school’s eligibility requirements. At many schools, these same requirements also apply to students who are in other activities. If you have a question about eligibility, see your counselor, coach, or athletic director. Type of College Do you want to go to a two-year or four-year college? Size Do you want to go to a large school with lots of majors, programs, and activities, or to a small school with fewer students, a more personal atmosphere, and smaller classes? Location Where do you want to go to college? Close to home? In your home state? Close to nature? Near a big city? Academic Programs Is there a specific subject that you want to study? While most colleges offer popular majors such as business, not every college will offer the major you may be interested in. Things to Consider You don’t need to decide which colleges you want to apply to until your senior year—but now is the time to start thinking about what’s important to you in a college. To find the colleges that will be a good match for you, consider the following: If you have a favorite subject, or a class that you do well in, learn as much as you can about the careers and majors related to that subject. 10