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Freshman Checklist

It is never too early to start thinking about what you want to do after high school.


Establish your own personal e-mail account if you do not have one already. 



  • Look at your personal learning plan...are you on track to take the classes that you want to take throughout high school?
  • Make sure you are challenging yourself with your course selections, this looks good on your transcripts and also helps to prepare you for college testing.

 College Research:

  • Start researching careers you might be interested in, and identifying what education you will need after high school.
  • Research college profiles and what they look for in high school graduates.
  • Attend the GCISD College Fair every year.

Get Involved in your school community:

  • Start writing down your extracurricular activities and volunteer activities, include the following information:
    • name of group or organization
    • a description of your activities
    • how many hours a week/month/year you are involved
    • dates when you were active in the organization
    • any offices you have held
    • any awards you have received