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. Your Spring To Do List Take the ACT and/or SAT If you plan to go to a four-year college, take the ACT and/or SAT in the spring. The ACT is offered in February, April, and June. The SAT is offered in March, May, and June. Register 6 – 8 weeks before the test date. Choose the best courses for your senior year Make sure that your senior courses fulfill your high school’s graduation requirements, the requirements for the college(s) you are considering, and if necessary, the requirements for athletic eligibility. Even though you may want to “take it easy” your senior year, continue taking academic courses. You want to keep your skills sharp, and colleges will look at your senior courses. Talk to your counselor Meet with your counselor to go over your academic record, your test scores, and the colleges you are considering. If you have questions about college tests, the application process, financial aid, or anything else, your counselor can help you. Make college visits The spring of your junior year is a great time to make college visits. Just make sure the college isn’t on spring break when you visit. Choose meaningful activities for the summer Try to get a job or do some volunteer work in a field related to your intended major. Check these things off after they are done. 14