Keeping you on track

Learn how Ready Set Grad can help you stay on track to graduate and succeed.


6th Grade

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Grad : Career Planning

Ideally, a career should match a person's interests, abilities, and values. The following career-planning resources can be useful in identifying possible career pathways. 

Ready : Timeline

Here are some of the important dates and deadlines you should write down or add to your calendar. You won’t want to skip them, as they’ll help you prepare for high school and college!


  • Join extracurricular activities, like a team sport or band.
  • Create goals for the year. What study habits would you like to improve? What classes would you like to take?


Grad : Military Information

The military can offer a diverse and challenging set of experiences and skill development with travel opportunities and even help pay for part of your education. In order to join the military, you need to not only be physically fit, but having good grades and strength in math, engineering, science and foreign languages can help you move up more quickly.

Set : Managing Your Money

Common college costs include tuition, mandatory fees, room and board (food), books, transportation, and supplies. Meeting these financial obligations is a critical component to educational success. 

Set : Paying for My Education

College is an option for everyone; don’t let the cost of going to college scare you away! There’s a lot of financial aid, scholarships, and grants available to college students, but there are a couple that you should think about now:

Ready : Preparing for My Education

There are lots of easy ways to get ready for a great experience in middle and high school. Taking small steps now will make it easier to prepare for college in the future.

 Here are some things you can do throughout 6th grade to get prepared for high school:

Grad : Resources

There are many great online resources to help you to think about your future. Whether you need help setting goals or want to explore your college and career options, the suggestions below will help guide you through that process:

Set : Find the Right School

In 6th grade, you may not have college on your mind, but you might know what you want to be when you grow up. If you do, that can help you decide where to go to college. If not, you still have plenty of time!

Ready : What You Need to Know

Welcome to middle school!

High school graduation and college prep may not seem like top priorities right now, but even little things you do now can help you succeed in middle school, high school, and beyond.