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Grade 10

  • Your student planner should be updated to include completed 9th grade classes and upcoming 10th grade classes.
  • Meet with your high school counselor to confirm that you are on the right track. Remember that college requirements and application deadlines might have been updated since creating your student planner during the prior year. You should research and update this information annually.
  • Take the PSAT (Preliminary Scholastic Assessment Test) to help prepare for the SAT (Scholastic Assessment Test) in high school. Some high schools offer Advanced Placement (AP) courses and exams.
  • AP courses are college-level courses and they help prepare you for college-level work while still in high school. Students who take AP courses are often more prepared for the academic challenges presented in college. Check with your counselor to see if your high school offers AP courses and exams and how you might earn college credit.
  • Stay aware of the requirements for the Nevada Millennium Scholarship.
  • In addition to the placement exams, you will be required to pass the Nevada High School Proficiency Exam (HSPE). Your high school will provide you with information on test dates, retakes, and test content. You must achieve passing scores in reading, math, science, and writing sections in order to receive a standard diploma.
  • As your college fund continues to grow, begin to investigate federal, state, and private financial aid.
  • Visit local campuses, take visitor tours and ask the guides about their college experiences.
  • Your coursework should include Geometry or Algebra II, English, Social Studies, Chemistry, and a foreign language.
  • Take ACT PLAN assessment test.
  • Research and make a list of colleges that you would like to attend. Start to investigate price, distance from home, and curriculum. Ask for help from your parents, guardian or mentor.

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