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

Junior Year

High School Scholars

 

Fall/Winter

 

Winter/Spring

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

 
 
 
  • Meet with your Guidance Counselor
  • Establish goals for the year, like: 
    • Academic
    • Social
    • Extra-curricular
    • Outside school
    • New interests
    • Mastering existing interests
  • Focus on doing well in your courses and seek extra help from peers, teachers, and tutors when needed
  • Consider taking up a leadership role within your sports teams, clubs or volunteer organizations
  • Attend college fairs or college open houses in your area
  • Apply to College Horizons
  • Apply to MAP

or 

  • Apply to INMED (Indians Into Medicine)
    • Even if you are not interested in the field of medicine, INMED offers a great college-like experience away from home with challenging courses.
  • Analyze what you want in a college by answering the following questions:
    • Do I want a small, medium, or large school?
    • Do I prefer an urban, suburban or rural campus?
    • How far from home? How often do I want to go home? 
    • What am I looking for in a student body?
    • Is graduate school part of my plan?
    • Do I want a school with a widely recognized name, or a hidden gem?
    • Are there rigorous admission requirements?
    • What academic programs am I interested in? Does the school offer them?
    • How important are the social aspects od the college (Greek, community service, organizations, sports, etc.)
    • What kind of financial aid/assistance is provided?
  • Create a more targeted list of schools that meet the criteria established by your requirements
 
  • Keep focused on doing well in classes and seek extra help when needed
  • Prepare to take the ACT or SAT by taking practice tests
  • In January/February, register for the ACT or SAT March–May test dates
  • Schedule a time to meet with your Guidance Counselor to select courses and establish goals for Senior year
  • Study and take AP exams you've completed (if applicable)
  • Plan college tours of schools high on your list. Schedule tours of campus and meetings with staff to answer questions about campus life and program offerings
  • Review college application format/content (individual vs. the Common Application)
  • Strategize on college essay themes
  • Create a draft resume
  • Establish application timelime and task list
  • Use the College Planning Guide to help you evaluate potential schools and create a list of schools to investigate in more detail
  • Establish summer plan, like: 
    • A Summer enrichment program at a local college
    • A paying job
    • Apply to QuestBridge
    • An internship or apprenticeship
  • Work with family to track college financing plan