College Prep for High School

It is never too early to begin planning your future. GIRLS and the Letters We Write Project hopes to provide resources for high school students and their parents who are ready to begin planning for college. High school is important because your child is laying the foundation in a lot of subjects and forming study habits. Here you will find tips for preparing for college and scholarships that will help your child succeed. Visiting colleges, learning more about different careers, and setting goals is a great way to start the process of planning one's future. 


In order for one to be successful, he or she must create goals or a plan of action to follow. When you create goals for yourself and write them down you are more likely to reach your goals. Creating a plan of action is a great way to reach your goals. Check out the following action plan from College Board according to your child's current grade level. The plan of action has a checklist for what your student should do throughout the year to get ready for college. 








The SAT is an entrance exam used by most colleges and universities to make admissions decisions. It is a multiple-choice, pencil-and-paper test administered by the College Board. The purpose of the SAT is to measure a high school student's readiness for college and provide colleges with one common data point that can be used to compare all applicants. Click the Khan Academy image to the right to start practicing for the SAT now!

Unlock YOUR Future is a great website that allows students to take an assessment that helps them figure out their future career goals, education requirements, salary, skills, and provides a synopsis of a wide variety of careers. 

Many parents have questions about the college planning process.   Please use the College Explorer website as a general guideline to help inspire and motivate your student to pursue higher education and realize his/her full potential as well as answer questions you may have about college.

Find out what students and parents can do to start building a strong academic record and a healthy savings account.

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