Junior year presents new challenges and heavier demands on our students. It is typically a very tough, although ultimately rewarding year. While continuing to pursue success in their academic program of studies, final PSAT tests are completed in October after which SAT tests and perhaps TOEFL examinations are taken. Of course during this time students must remain focused on their academic performance at school, meeting all the requirements our rigorous curriculum places on them. Balancing academic studies with an active extra-curricular program can be difficult, so it is vital for these students that they are continually supported, encouraged and guided. Towards the latter part of the year juniors should have registered for respective college or university placement examinations and be fully aware of the admissions process and requirements. In addition, juniors are encouraged to find additional opportunities outside of school that will further enhance their applications to college. Here we guide them towards finding part-time summer work, an internship or a pre-university course. Grade 11 is challenging, but through this experience students will be fully prepared for their final year of high school.
Read 12th Grade Senior Year: “Soaring above the clouds…”.