Hopa Mountain
Hopa Mountain invests in rural and tribal citizen leaders who are improving education, ecological health, and economic development.

Freshman Year

High School Scholars


This is an action plan with suggestions to make sure you are on track for college. 





  • Meet with your guidance counselor to ensure you are enrolled in college track courses

  • Establish goals for the year. Examples:

    • Academic

    • Social

    • Extra-curricular

    • Outside of school

    • New Interests

    • Mastering existing interests

  • Emphasize strengthening Language Arts and Algebra I-II skills

  • Prioritize how you want to become involved in the school (clubs, student government, sports, music, etc.)

  • Volunteer for local activities to become a part of your community

  • Keep focused on doing well in classes and seek extra help when needed

  • Meet with your Guidance Counselor to select courses and establish goals for Sophomore year

  • Create a broad college search plan and make a list of colleges to which you want to apply

  • Establish a summer plan, like:

    • A summer enrichment program at a local tribal college or university

    • A paying job

    • An internship or apprenticeship

  • Talk with your parents/guardian about some college goals and funding options.

    • Assessing assets and savings

    • Research scholarships, grants, and loans