Juniors - College Preparation

In order to help students start (or continue) the college choice & college application process, Chaparral Star Academy provides instruction during the spring of a high school student's junior year.  For 2023-24, instruction will take place during a student's English III/English III (AP) course.  Students will also complete associated activities to help them along their path to college choice.
 
If a student has any individual questions/concerns or needs specific guidance, individual Zoom meetings can be scheduled by contacting Mr. Barnett directly.
 
Topics include information about how to think about choosing a college, how to research colleges & make a choice and how to apply to college. The schedule will be as follows:
 
junior schedule
 
Students will have assignment associated with this instruction and completing assignments is essential to gaining the knowledge necessary for choosing a college.  We encourage parents to sit down and complete the homework with the student.
 
Please note that the associated assignment will count as a grade in the student's respective English III or English III (AP) course.

 

 

MODULE 1: HOW TO THINK ABOUT CHOOSING A COLLEGE

 

 

ASSOCIATED ASSIGNMENT: What Kind of College Interests You? Questionnaire

(due February 9, 2024 by 11:59pm)

 

 

MODULE 2: HOW TO RESEARCH COLLEGES

 

 

 

IMPORTANT LINKS

College Board "Best Match" College SearchUS News & World Reports College Search

Peterson's College Search

College Results Interactive College Search Map

 

Niche for Colleges

Cappex

My Student Path

 

 

ASSOCIATED ASSIGNMENT: Research Colleges Questionnaire & Quiz

(due February 26, 2024 by 11:59pm)

 

 

MODULE 3: COLLEGE MATCHING

 

Our student support counselor, Ms. Lyftogt, worked with students to help them find their best college matches by using Niche College Search.

 

ASSOCIATED ASSIGNMENT: College Research & Matching Google Form

(due February 29, 2024 by 11:59pm)