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
Bossier Parish Community College Cavalier Preview Night December 13 
Mississippii State University Fall Preview Days November 11 
Nicholls State University Colonel Day 2016 November 12 
LSUS  Preview Day October 26 
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Recent Announcements

  • NSCDA Washington Week Workshop Scholarship The National Society of The Colonial Dames of America is pleased to offer students the opportunity to attend the 2017 Congressional Seminar.  To apply for the opportunity, students must write ...
    Posted Oct 21, 2016, 9:47 AM by Keri Miles
  • 2017 National Youth Forum: Law & CSI Are you interested in law or forensic science?  If so, you may be interested in attending the National Youth Leadership Forum:  Law & CSI.  During 6 days of hands-on experiences ...
    Posted Oct 21, 2016, 9:33 AM by Keri Miles
  • 2017 Ambassador Leadership Summitt Do you demonstrate scholastic achievement, leadership potential, and the ability to take initiative to affect positive change?  If so, you may be interested in the 2017 Ambassador Leadership Summitt.  For ...
    Posted Oct 21, 2016, 9:20 AM by Keri Miles
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Important Dates for Juniors

November 3, 2016 ACT Practice Test 8:20 
November 17, 2016 Progress Report - 2nd 9 Weeks  
December 6, 2016 ACT Prep Night 6 pm 
December 15, 2016 Mid-Term Exams  
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Upcoming College Visits

Hendrix College October 26 11:36 - 12:06 (1st lunch shift) 
University of Louisiana - Monroe November 9 Both Lunch Shifts 
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