Pathways to College

At St. John Paull II, our top priority is preparing our students for the next step in their life with the values and lessons that our Lord taught us. Below is a year-by-year guide for our students to follow in order to be prepared for their graduation into college.

To see a list of colleges our students have gone on to attend, click here.

  Topics Addressed During the Year
Freshman Transition – Welcome to High School!

My High School Transcript – Understanding Credits/GPA’s

High School Graduation Requirements

Communications – Teachers – Peers

Time Management – Homework Expectations

Study Skills/Support Resources Available

Goals: Short Term and Long Term

Career Interest Social Media: Safety/ Etiquette

Test Taking Skills & Preparing for Final Exams

The Importance of the Community Service Graduation Requirement

Sophomore New School Year Orientation – What’s New in the 10th grade – Sophomores!

PSAT – PSAT Introduction and Practice Test

Students given copy of transcript – credits/GPA discussion.

Study Skills/Support Resources

Career Research

Time Management Revisited – Increase in Homework!

Continue to set goals.

Career Planning – Interest Inventory

Test Taking Skills

Stay on Track for Graduation – Requirements – choosing courses for next year.

Social Media: Safety/ Etiquette

Junior New School Year Orientation – Importance of your Junior Year! PSAT/NMSQT – prep!

Credits/Graduation Checklist

Understanding Test Scores: ACT/SAT Prep. Resources

Study Skills/Support Resources

Career Research – Career Interest Inventory

Post Secondary Plans

Time Management

Financial Aid: Need Based/Merit Based

Communication Skills


Graduation Requirements and Scheduling

Social Media: Safety/ Etiquette

Senior New School Year Orientation – You Finally Made It!

Credit Check/Graduation Checklist

Senior Year Plan – Your College Quest

College Applications: Deadlines/Letters of Recommendation/Resume

Scholarship Search!

Financial Aid: Need Based/Merit Based

More Testing: SAT/ACT

Study Skills/Support Resources

Career Research

Finish Strong! Post Secondary Plans

Social Media: Safety/ Etiquette

Communication Skills – Don’t Forget to say Thank You!


Links – Collegeboard’s new site enables you to make a college plan in five simple steps. – Information on all scholarships offered through the state of Florida including the Florida Bright Futures scholarships – College and scholarship searches, information on SAT and SAT prep. Advice on college search and the application process. – Official NCAA site for details on student eligibility requirements to play NCAA sports. – Information on financial aid and other info from the federal government. – Free Application for Federal Student Aide electronically on the web. – Huge scholarship search site for merit and need-based financial aid. – Information on types of financial aid and the application process. – National Association for College Admissions Counseling- Good website for college admissions information. – Virtual College Tours – Walking tours of more than 350 colleges. – College search as well as summer programs, summer camps, and jobs