I sometimes laugh – more often with late academically blooming boys – about their “saving it up” for when it mattered. That’s the best spin we can put on the first part of their high school careers. But I then tell them that they must work as hard as possible during junior year.
If you are a high school junior, then you are in the most important half year of your high school academic life.
If I had to rank significance for each semester, it would be as follows:
2nd half of Junior year
1st half of Junior year
1st half of senior year
2nd half of sophomore year
1st half of sophomore year
2nd half of freshman year
1st half of freshman year
2nd half of senior year
You might be surprised by 1st half of senior year trailing all of junior year.
Consider that your college shopping list will be reasonably in place as you start senior year.
To make sure you move through the year effectively:
(1) Close out junior year with strong grades
Get tutoring if helpful
(2) Maximize your test scores
Join our SAT Spring Intensive
(3) Get your college shopping list in place.
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