10th Grade

Tenth grade students should ensure required classes from ninth grade are either successfully completed or included in this year’s course requests. Tenth grade requirements include English II, World History, the next sequential math class, and the next sequential science class.

Additional requirements that need to be worked in over the next two years include foreign language, and a fine arts course, if any of these are not yet completed.Select electives with an eye toward an ultimate career goal or college major. Athletics andNJROTC courses continue to meetPE requirements.

Testing:Required - PSAT Test; Recommended

Required classes:English II, World History, Math, Science

10th Grade Timeline 

August

__Go to career day at your school or elsewhere.
__Check out Tech Prep courses; and how to obtain college credit for classes taken in high school.

September

__Determine when course selection for 10th grade will be on your campus.
__Keep up with your classes; grades are one of the top things universities consider.

__Learn the difference between PSAT/NMSQTandPLAN® Tests and prepare for these exams.

October

__Start a savings account and begin to check scholarship sites.
__Get to know your four year high schoolgraduation plan; plan your classes with your counselor

__Take PSATTest. Prepare in advance by reviewing study guide.

__Attend the district college fair and learn more about colleges.

November

__Learn the difference between dual credit, AP, IB and CTE articulated courses.
__Become familiar with college entrance requirements.

December

__Decide what leadership roles you would like to consider.

__Do your best on your semester exams.

__Volunteer in your community.

__Research occupations that are in demand and consider what career you would like to pursue.

January

__Determine which graduation plan is right for you
__Work on a four year rough draft of the H/S courses you need/want to take.

__Review you PLANresults anddetermine if you are "college ready" based on your scores. Review objectives that you need to improve on as you prepare for the ACT test to be taken your junior year.

__Review your PSAT results and determine areas of growth so you can be better prepared for the PSAT test to be taken for NMSQT consideration. Check with your counselor if you have questions.

February

__Look into dual credit courses and other challenging courses as you begin to prepare your junior year course requests.

__Research summer programs that focus on particular subjects, like science or math.

__Research career clusters and begin to identify areas of interest.

March

__Begin to research colleges that offer majors that would lead you into careers that you are interested in.

__Review your course requests for next year and be certain all of the required subjects have been scheduled for your junior and senior four year plan.

__Enroll in challenging courses such as AP or dual credit.

__Volunteer in your community and make sure you are maintaining a log of activities.

April

__Do your best on thestate tests.

__Continue to volunteer and become involved in extracurricular activites.

__Continue to do research on careers, i.e. educational requirements, job outlook, salary, etc.

__Continue to research college and universities that offer majors that will lead to career preparation.

May

__Begin looking at scholarship opportunities. There are some available for all grade levels but these generally require essays. Check scholarship sites.

__Begin to work on your resume. Include all extracurricular and volunteer activties.

June

__Visit colleges and universities that I have begun to identify as possibilities.

__READ!READ! READ! This helps develop vocabulary and helps prepare students for courses taken in junior year.

__Talk to adults who know about the careers of interest.

__Volunteer in the community.