9th & 10th Grade:
Meet your School Counselor
Your school counselor will be one of your greatest supports throughout the college process. Get to know your counselor so that he/she will be able to best advise you based on your personal interests, abilities, and long-term goals.
High school is a wonderful time to get involved in clubs, sports, and activities. Colleges value well-rounded students. After all, you are more than just your GPA and exam scores!
Select your courses wisely
Create a four-year high school plan (schedule) that will not only meet your graduation credit requirements, but will also challenge you with a rigorous course load. Consider taking Honors and AP classes.
Get good grades
Colleges see all of your grades from 9th-12th grade. Do your best to get off on a good foot!
Explore your interests
Knowing who you are and what interests you will allow you to make smart choices when it comes to selecting a college and future career. Visit your School Counselor and explore your passions and interests.
Consider a college savings plan
College can be expensive. If you haven’t already, start a college savings plan.
Build your resume
Create an ongoing document to record your activities, involvement, and volunteer hours. This will come in handy when filling out your college applications during Senior year!
Take the PSAT (10th Grade)
Mayfield offers the PSAT to all 10th grade students. This exam provides an excellent opportunity for students to practice for the SAT.