Junior Information

  • Graduation RequirementsYou need 25 credits to graduate with specific credits needed for graduation and pass all parts of the OGT.
    • English – 4 credits
    • Social Studies – 3 credits
    • Math – 4 credits
    • Science – 3 credits
    • Social Studies – 3 credits
    • Health – 1⁄2 credit
    • Physical Education – 1⁄2 credit (or 2 seasons of athletics, cheerleading or marching band)
    • Career Pathways – 1⁄2 credit
    • Financial Literacy - 1⁄2 credit
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  • College RequirementsFour-year colleges may have more requirements
    • Recommended 2 or 3 credits of the same foreign language AND One credit in music, art or drama
    • Involvement in extra-curricular activities/clubs/community service
    • Start thinking about who will write you a letter of recommendation.

  • College Timeline
    • Research colleges of interests and their requirements – Start now!
    • Research scholarships and the requirements so you are prepared to apply for them next year
      • Check out the “Scholarship Update” in the newsletter and www.fastweb.com.
    • Keep working on your grades and GPA!!!
    • Summer Before Senior Year
      • Visit Colleges that interest you. Call ahead for campus tour schedules. Schedule an on-campus interview with an admissions representative.
      • Finalize your list of colleges.
    • Keep a college calendar of admission deadlines

 

  • ACT/SAT
    • Take the ACT and/or SAT this Spring!
    • Sign up for LEAP - ACT-SAT Prep Essentials Course at Ross HS - Mondays & Wednesdays, 5/14-5/30 (230 - 4:00 pm)
    • Online registration
      • SAT - www.collegeboard.com
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  • If you need financial assistance, please see your counselor to see if you qualify for a fee waiver.
  • If you have an IEP, please see your case manager for possible testing accommodations.
  • Ross High School’s school (CEEB) code is 362490
  • Ross High School's test center code is 237960
    • Athletes - If want to participate in sports at a Division I or II college, make sure you are taking courses that are NCAA approved. They can check by seeing their counselor or go to www.ncaaclearinghouse.org
      • Click on “prospective student athlete”
      • On the left-hand side click on “List of Approved Core Courses”
      • Enter our high school code: 362490 and click “submit”
      • Make sure All Subject Areas is checked then Click “Continue”
      • When registering for the ACT and SAT send your scores directly to the NCAA Eligibility Center using code “9999”


    ** Counselors are always available to talk to students and their families about
     college planning. Please let us know how we can help you with this (sometimes daunting) process! **