The Future Comes Faster Than You Think!Education never ends. It is a true statement that "the more I learn, the more I learn how little I know" and it is not too early to begin thinking about your post-high school education. Preparation begins early for both parents and students.Things to do Freshman Year:
You live in an exciting time with many options after high school. It is important that you don't stop learning and educating yourself. Whether you attend university, technical college, arts school, a conservatory, take time for a Gap Year or to work, keep striving to learn more. Your Naviance account will have more information on post high school options and scholarships, but I have listed a few links below:Helpful Links:Washington High Education Coordinating Board--Minimum College Admission Standards:Guaranteed Education Tuition (GET) program:
- Explore and decide which activities you would like to pursue in depth. MIHS offers a host of clubs for every interest!
- Attend classes on a regular basis. Attendance matters! When you aren't in class, you aren't learning and it is hard to catch up once you get behind.
- Keep homework assignments coming in on time! If you are having difficulty, reach out to your teacher or your counselor for help. MIHS also offers after school tutoring and the schedule is on the front page of the HS website.
- Plan to get the maximum out of each of your classes. New material is based on what you have previously learned.
- Use the Naviance program to search out career interests
- Explore summer opportunities for work, summer study or volunteer work.
Ready, Set, Grad! College Bound Scholarship Program:The WashBoard.org (scholarship site for the State of Washington):The Dream Act:
Questions and Answers about Financial Aid:
A reference guide for DACA recipients:
USA Gap Year Fairs: