At St. John Paul II Catholic High School, one of our top priorities 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

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Resume
  • Graduation Requirements and Scheduling
  • Social Media: Safety/ Etiquette
  • 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!

Helpful Links For College-Bound Students

www.bigfuture.org – Collegeboard’s new site enables you to make a college plan in five simple steps.

www.floridastudentfinancialaid.org – Information on all scholarships offered through the state of Florida including the Florida Bright Futures scholarships

www.collegeboard.com – College and scholarship searches, information on SAT and SAT prep. Advice on college search and the application process.

www.ncaaclearinghouse.net – Official NCAA site for details on student eligibility requirements to play NCAA sports.

www.ed.gov – Information on financial aid and other info from the federal government.

www.fafsa.ed.gov – Free Application for Federal Student Aide electronically on the web.

www.fastweb.com – Huge scholarship search site for merit and need-based financial aid.

www.finaid.org – Information on types of financial aid and the application process.

www.nacacnet.org – National Association for College Admissions Counseling- Good website for college admissions information.

www.eCampustours.com – Virtual College Tours

www.collegiatechoice.com – Walking tours of more than 350 colleges.

www.petersons.com – College search as well as summer programs, summer camps, and jobs

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Joanna Copenhaver
Joanna CopenhaverPrincipal

Contact Your Enrollment Team
With Any Admissions Questions:

Jillyann McGowan
Jillyann McGowanDirector of Enrollment
Dianne Conroy
Dianne ConroyBusiness Manager

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