Utah Student Planning Guide Grades 7-8 - page 2

Ready, Set, Go!
This
Student Planning Guide
is designed to assist you as you PLAN for the future:
high
school graduation
,
college
, and eventually a
career
. It is packed with information, so refer to it
often.
Utah students can complete high school ready for college, career, and life by taking
advantage of the opportunities available to them as they make their way from elementary to middle
to high school. Here are some key words and phrases that describe the planning process, from 7
th
to 12
th
grades.
EXPLORE
your way to success in 7
th
grade!
Every Utah student takes CTE Intro, a class
that sets a strong foundation for exploration.
Seventh grade students and their parents are
introduced to the College and Career Ready
(CCR) Planning process and the important role
exploration plays in planning.
EXPAND
on your 7
th
grade exploration in 8
th
grade
by taking elective classes in Career and
Technical Education (CTE), fine arts (art,
music, and drama), a world language, and more.
The planning process in 8
th
grade includes
creating a 4-year plan for high school
completion (9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th grades).
PLAN
seriously in 9th grade.
Take time in
9th grade to plan your school schedule to
include classes
related
to your future goals –
college and career. Plan to take classes that
challenge and prepare you for your future.
Learn about Applied Technology Centers,
online courses, and other options and
opportunities available.
SET GOALS
in 10th grade
to take classes
that prepare you to be college and career
ready. Your 4-year plan now includes
education after high school. Take advantage
of CTE classes, concurrent enrollment, and
more. Set goals to get involved in student
leadership organizations, participate in school
activities, do some community service, take
the most rigorous classes you can, and get the
best grades possible.
DECIDE
to succeed in 11th grade.
Know
where you are going after high school
graduation and how to get there. Make all the
necessary preparations to reach your goals.
Be prepared for 1, 2, or 4 years of college
education and training after high school.
APPLY
in 12th grade all of the knowledge
you have acquired.
Know that you can go to
college! College after high school is for all
students. Keep your options open as you make
plans to attend 1, 2, or 4 years of college.
Handy Web Reference List
Higher Education Utah
Step Up to College and Career
/
College Board (AP and SAT)
/
You Can Go to College!
/
ACT Test
/
NCAA (for student athletes)
Free Application for Student Aid
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