Tips for Families of Juniors

Schedule time to visit local college fairs and college campuses: Visit NACACWACAC and the student's prospective colleges.

Communication is key! Encourage your student to communicate with their counselors and teachers.

Check grades on Powerschool and talking with teachers is critical. Continue to encourage your child to speak with her/his teachers, particularly when help is needed.

It is check in time! Check in with your child regularly: maintaining balance (academics, co-curricular activities, family/friends and sleep) in junior year is essential for any student.

Know the difference. Keep in mind that parents and students are often at a different place when it comes to thinking about college. Set aside agreed upon time each week (or every other week) to discuss college planning and preparation.

Check the school calendar to plan college visit opportunities. Beginning the search process with local campus visits (Bay Area) is one suggestion toget started.

Discuss the available test dates and consider the calendar to plan accordingly. Familiarize yourself with standardized testing options for your child.

Start our college search now. Student Athletes should begin to view the policy and procedures for NCAA
Clearinghouse and NAIA Eligibility Center.

Prospective College Art students should begin developing their art portfolios and speak with their prospective art college/programs about their requirements.

Parent Interest Inventory: Start on it soon.  The student must upload the documents onto their Journal section.