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Topics by Grade & Month (Click a Topic to Download):

Grade 7

September

Welcome To Middle School

October

College Bound Scholarship

November

Keeping Your Options Open

December

Grit & Attitude

January

The Cost of College

February

Friends Matter

March

Preparing for High School

April

Extracurricular Activities

May

Career Exploration

Summer

Summer Camps

Grade 8

September

Benefits of College

October

Create a High School and Beyond Plan

November

Study Skills and Homework Help

December

Understanding College Costs

January

Mentoring

February

Growth Mindset

March

Right Classes for High School

April

Staying on Track

May

Careers & Majors

Summer

9th Grade Transition

Grade 9

September

Why go to College

October

9th Grade Matters

November

Campus Visits

December

Grades Matter

January

Financial Aid Basics

February

Attendance Matters

March

What it Takes to Graduate from High School

April

Extracurricular Activities Matter

May

Majors 101

Summer

Summer Slide

Grade 10

September

Dual Credit

October

Study Habits and Test Prep

November

College & Career Pathways

December

Career Exploration

January

Paying for College

February

College Applications: Essays & Interviews

March

Getting Back on Track

April

Visiting a College

May

Self-Doubt & Confidence

Summer

Summer Jobs

Grade 11

September

Entrance Exams

October

College Admission Requirements

November

College "Fit"

December

High School and Beyond Plan & Resumes

January

How to Apply for Financial Aid

February

Scholarships

March

Test Preparation

April

Campus Visits

May

Narrowing Down College Options

Summer

What to do Over Summer

Grade 12

September

Senior Year: Get Organized

October

Senior Year: Get Organized

November

Resources & Support Services in College

December

Resources & Support Services in College

January

Searching for Scholarships

February

Searching for Scholarships

March

What Happens After You Complete the FAFSA

April

Remote Learning Edition! Making a Decision

May

Remote Learning Edition! Next Steps

Summer

Remote Learning Edition! Transition to College

First-Year Post-High School

A Family Guide: Supporting Your Child After High School

Make Your College Plans a Reality