College Corner - For Middle School Students
Dear Middle School Students,
It is NEVER too early to prepare for college. In fact, if you start preparing now you will be in much better shape to go to college by the time you are in high school!So what can you do now? Follow our steps to success below and you will be ready for the road to college!
STEPS TO SUCCESS
1. Develop Good Study Habits
- Go to Class! (You would think I would not have to say this)
- Do Your Homework
- Learn to Be More Organized
- Learn to Manage Your Time Better
- Study Hard (and you will get good grades!)
- Check Out These Sites For More Tips http://knowhow2go.org/middle_college_study.php
You need to be able to read and write well in...
- High school
- Your Job
- Your Life
Reading does not have to be boring. There are so many different kinds of books on so many different topics. Here are some of our recommendations. Cal-SOAP Middle School Reading List.
3. Explore Careers
Explore these career websites:
Look for the Careers and Majors page. When you click on the career of your choice, scroll down to the "Make High School Count" heading to read what you can start doing now.
Go to the Reality Check to see how much money you will be spending once you finish college. Find which jobs in your favorite industry will give you enough money to maintain your lifestyle!
Oriented specifically for teens, learn about specific jobs, the steps to take to get the job, and the future outlook for the jobs.
Great resource for exploring different industry sectors! When you get to this site, click on "Industry Sectors," select your sector, and click on "Sector Videos" to hear people talk about their different professions.
Presents detailed information about jobs and explains in depth the nature of the work and necessary training and qualifications.
4. Explore Colleges
- UC System - www.universityofcalifornia.edu
- CSU System - www.csumentor.edu
- Private Colleges in San Diego
- Community Colleges in San Diego
- Imperial Valley - http://www.imperial.edu/
- Mira Costa - http://www.miracosta.cc.ca.us/
- Palomar - http://www.palomar.edu/
- San Diego Community College District - http://www.sdccd.edu/
- City College - http://www.sdcity.edu/
- Mesa College - http://www.sdmesa.edu/
- Miramar College - http://www.sdmiramar.edu/
- Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District - http://www.gcccd.edu/
- Grossmont College - http://www.grossmont.edu/
- Cuyamaca College - http://www.cuyamaca.edu/
- Southwestern College - http://www.swccd.edu/
Explore Colleges at www.collegeboard.org
Tips to Helps You Research http://www.collegeboard.com/student/csearch/where-to-start/index.html
5. Other Websites
- Know How 2 Go - http://www.knowhow2go.org/middle.php
- 7 Excuses Not to Go to College... And Why They are Lame - http://www.collegeboard.com/student/plan/starting-points/141.html
- My Future, My Way: First Steps Toward College - http://studentaid.ed.gov/PORTALSWebApp/students/english/introducing.jsp