Counselors Message

Welcome class of 2018!  The past two years you have likely faced numerous challenges and obstacles. This year will be no different. You will be faced with challenging courses, important standardized tests, and you will make decisions which will impact the next five years (or more) of your life. You will inevitably experience a roller coaster of emotions: fear, joy, anger, surprise, confusion, anticipation, and excitement to name a few. Through the ups and downs, be persistent and focus on the future.

Now is the time to begin planning for your future. Throughout the year you will want to:

  1. Focus on your grades. Studies show that your high school GPA is one of the biggest predictors of college success. Therefore, for most colleges and universities, your GPA will be one of the top admission factors.
  2. Challenge yourself. Colleges and universities want to see that you have taken rigorous classes. You may wish to consider advanced placement and dual enrollment options. It is tempting to take the easy route, but you will find that challenging yourself can be very rewarding.
  3. Get involved. Colleges and universities look for students who are well-rounded. Consider joining an extra-curricular activity if you are not already a part of one.
  4. Prepare for standardized testing. In March you will take the ACT. It is likely the biggest test you have ever taken, but don’t panic; you’ll get through it. To prepare, you can take practice tests online or participate in an ACT prep class. This year, you will also take the ASVAB and have the opportunity to take the PSAT. The ASVAB measures aptitudes and abilities and helps predict future academic and career success and the PSAT is the National Merit Scholarship qualifying test as well as the practice test for the SAT.
  5. Focus on your future career goals and develop a roadmap to help you accomplish them. Now is the time to begin researching colleges and other academic/career programs. You should also begin researching scholarship opportunities. Keep in mind that millions of dollars in scholarships go unclaimed each year.
  6. Last, but not least, enjoy being a junior. Although the future is important, you do not want to miss out on the many opportunities you will have this year.

Although this year will be challenging, it will likely prove to be one of the most exciting years of your high school life. I hope you have a great year!

Keri M. Miles

Junior Counselor

College Preview Days

College/UniversityEvent NameDate
Mississippii State University Fall Preview Days October 10 & November 11 
Centenary Open House October 15 
Louisiana College Fall Preview Day October 8 
Nicholls State University Colonel Day 2016 October 8 & November 12 
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Recent Announcements

  • ACT Practice Test Registration Registration for the ACT Practice test on November 3 will be Monday, October 3 - Friday, October 7. The cost is $2.  See Ms. Moore or Mrs. Miles in the Counselor ...
    Posted Sep 28, 2016, 10:29 AM by Keri Miles
  • On Track Test Prep - ACT Prep Class When: Saturday, October 8th and Saturday, October 15th Time: 8 am until 3 pm(each session) Location: Holiday Inn Express-8751 Park Plaza Drive For more information and to register ...
    Posted Sep 14, 2016, 3:07 PM by Keri Miles
  • Junior Dues Junior Dues are $40 and may be paid online via PayForIt.net.  The junior dues cover the Junior and Senior Prom as well as the Junior Ring Ceremony. P.S ...
    Posted Sep 7, 2016, 9:33 AM by Keri Miles
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Important Dates for Juniors

August 25, 2016 Junior Parent Night 6 pm 
September 1, 2016 Back to School Night  
September 15, 2016 ASVAB Test 8:20 a.m. 
September 15, 2016 Progress Report - 1st 9 Weeks  
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Upcoming College Visits

University of Louisiana - Monroe September 29 Cafeteria - Both Lunch Shifts 
Louisiana Tech University September 28 Cafeteria - Both Lunch Shifts 
Trinity University October 3 Starbucks (email jboyce@trinity.edu for more info) 
Hendrix College October 26 11:36 - 12:06 (1st lunch shift) 
Baylor University October 18 Library @ 7:45 a.m. - Sign up in the Counselors Complex 
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