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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. 

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.

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 : 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 : Find the Right School

Do you know what you want to be when you grow up? That will help you determine which type of college to attend. Even if you're not sure about your future, looking at the different types of colleges can really help you chart a course. 

Ready : Timeline

High school is just around the corner! Take the steps now to be ready.

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!

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Ready : Preparing for My Education

There are so many ways you can prepare for high school graduation and beyond, even in 8th grade. You should start thinking about visiting colleges and thinking through the classes you need to register for in high school.

Ready : What You Need To Know

In just one year, you’ll be in high school. Your grades will start counting toward your high school diploma in 9th grade, even if your district uses the junior high system, so you should start preparing now. Think about what you want to do when you grow up and what kind of education that will require. And while you might take a different path if you want to be a photographer than an accountant, it all starts with completing your high school education, so make that your top priority.

Set : Paying for My Education

Even in 8th grade, students can start preparing to pay for college. In fact, the deadline to apply for the College Bound Scholarship is June 30 of a student's 8th grade year!