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Summer Goals!

  • Don’t waste your summer, make it count!

    Consider volunteering and attending a summer program.  There are tons of options for summer programs, many of which are inexpensive or even FREE. Check with your Counselor and Career Center for listings based on your areas of interest. 

     Read, and then read some more!

    Pick up a library card from your local library.  Public Libraries have programming all summer long as well as plenty of books to read or listen to. Continue to develop your vocabulary, reading speed and comprehension.  These are all crucial skills to help you be more successful.

    Don’t like reading?  You probably haven’t found the right book.  Talk to a librarian about your interests and see if they can recommend something for you.

     Don't forget to make your SMART goals.

    Spend some time thinking about your dreams, interests, and aspirations. Then write them down and share with someone.  Writing and sharing your goals makes you more likely to actually achieve them. Here is a worksheet to help you see if your goals are SMART.

SMART Goals Worksheet & Information

  • SMART Goal Worksheet (doc)

    A Brief Guide to SMART Goal Setting!

    A SMART goal is a goal that is specific, measurable, attainable, relevant and time based. In other words, a goal that is very clear and easily understood.

    Specific
    The goal must clearly state what is to be achieved, by whom, where and when it is to be achieved. Sometimes it may even state why that goal is important.

    Measureable
    Measurability applies to both the end result and the milestones along the way to attaining a goal. It answers the question of quantity – how much, how often, how many? The milestones are signs along the way that will tell you that you are on the right track to achieving your goal.

    Attainable
    You should ensure that the goals you set are achievable. You must believe that you can manage to do what you are setting out to do. If you set goals that are unbelievable even to yourself it is very unlikely you will achieve them.

    Relevant
    Your goals must be relevant to what you want to achieve in the short term and the long term.

    Time-based
    This sometimes overlaps with the goal being Specific, but it aims to ensure that you put a time-frame to your goals.

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  • If you're already involved in clubs or activities, consider taking on a leadership role this year!

College Fair or Tours

  • Tri-University Events

    Tri-University Events Information 

    Arizona State University, Northern Arizona University, and the University of Arizona are coming together to ensure you and your family are well informed about the opportunities and resources available to you, hosting joint virtual information sessions for prospective students and families to discuss the following:

    • How to navigate the college admission process.
    • Scholarships and financial aid.
    • Information about each university.
    • The honors experience at each university.

    View resources and programming to assist in your college search process.

     


     

    Arizona College Consortium Virtual Conference and College Fair

    Arizona College Consortium (AZ-CC) is a membership of over 30 post-secondary institutions.  The organization’s mission is to provide quality education pathways to meet the needs of future scholars. This college fair will allow students and families to:

    • Uncover new college options through a robust search tool
    • Experience virtual campus tours 
    • Watch videos and download materials helpful for in decision process
    • Schedule meetings and interviews with admissions representatives

     

    View Upcoming Fair Dates 

     


    NACAC Virtual College Fairs - Sign up now and start exploring!

    NACAC Virtual College Fairs

     

    College Fair Tips – Use these tips from NACAC to make the most out of the experience. 

    Why should I pre-register? Provide your information one time through a simple, online registration page instead of dozens of times on prospect cards at each college table.

Finish the Semester Strong & Study for Your Finals

  • Keep up your good study habits! If you are struggling at any time: 1st-Consult your teacher, 2nd-Seek tutoring assistance, and 3rd-Consult your Counselor.

    Take advantage of any teacher or school-wide study sessions. Do not wait till the very last week to get help in a subject you may be struggling with. If you feel like a class is particularly easy for you, help out a friend and be a tutor. Teaching peers can only help solidify learning the material for you, too.


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