Get to know your high school counselor right away and take advantage of what he/she has to offer. Your counselor can help you determine what you want to do in the future, based on your skills and interests. He/she can also help you choose a college thatís right for you, and help you prepare for that college by getting you into the right high school classes.
Youíll find many resources in your counselorís office, including information on careers, information to help you determine what career might be right for you, information on available financial aid, and brochures and videos on different colleges. Plus, your counselor has plenty of information on upcoming events, such as assessment testing dates, college nights, career seminars and financial aid sessions. Your counselor is a great resource Ė make sure you take advantage of his/her expertise.