Talk to your counselor about what you need to do to prepare for education after high school. Check out some of the Web-based College and Career Exploration Resources. Begin creating a list of the programs and colleges you are interested in.
Become familiar with the admissions requirements of the California Community Colleges, the California State University, the University of California, and any independent colleges and universities you are interested in.
After you complete each semester at EHS , go to CSU Mentor High School Planner, create an account and enter your courses and grades. Doing this will help you stay informed about your own college readiness AND everything you enter will automatically transfer to your CSU application should you apply to a CSU campus!
Review the LEUSD Student Handbook with your parents. Note that the admissions requirements of UC and CSU schools (as well as many independent colleges and universities) include additional courses beyond those required by our district for graduation.
Work with your counselor to establish a four-year plan of your college preparatory classes using the UC required a-g courses as a guide. (For a sample academic planner, see the UC Individual Academic Planner for High School Students.) To see which Elsinore High School classes meet the a-g requirements, check out the UC approved a-g course list using keywords "Elsinore High School" school code 050855.
Create a file for yourself which contains: 1) Copies of your high school report cards, 2) Awards and honors, 3) Descriptions of paid and/or volunteer school and community activities you participate in.
Take summer school classes to correct any subject deficiencies or to advance your academic standing. Participate in summer academic enrichment programs and workshops.
10th Grade Time Line
Review your four-year plan to be sure you're on-track to meet the requirements of the programs and colleges you're considering.
Consider enrolling in Advanced Placement classes. Earning qualifying grades on AP Exams can increase your chances of college admission and scholarships, and you may receive credit for equivalent courses at numerous colleges and universities.
Take the PSAT in October as practice for the SAT Reasoning Test you will take at the end of your Junior year and the start of your Senior year (speak with your counselor about registering for the PSAT in September).