• Important Tips...


    What is your GPA Grade Point Average?

    • Colleges look at how well you do in classes starting with your first year in high school
    • Please keep in mind that colleges look for A or B as a final grade in all classes.
    • Sign up for strong college preparatory courses
    • Consider taking Honors and AP (Advanced Placement) classes.

    AVOID being absent or suspended

    • Colleges/employers want to know that you are reliable and can get along with others.

    Check PowerSchool regularly

    • Atlantic City High School offers a program that allows parents/guardians the opportunity to access information on a student’s grades, attendance, discipline, interim reports and report cards.  It also allows for communication with teachers during the course of the school year.  A letter will be mailed home for all new students giving directions on using the website.  For technical issues with the Portal, please contact Mrs. Carol Simon at 343-7300 ext. 2243

    Start exploring all colleges and careers. 

    • Take advantage of the New Jersey Career Assistance Navigator . www.njcan.org
      • Student login: ACHS email address
      • Password:  guidance4ACHS

    Start to explore your college options NOW!!

    • Think about which college characteristics are important to you; private or public, two- or four-year, in-state or out-of-state. 
    • Start your College Search at www.collegeboard.org or www.princetonreview.com
    • Make a list of college characteristics that are important to you.

    After School Activities

    • Join a CLUB or SPORT.
    • Run for a leadership position.
    • Colleges pay attention to your life inside and outside the classroom.
    • Your extracurricular activities reveal a great deal about you, such as what your interests are, whether you can manage your priorities and maintain a long-term commitment, what diversity you'd bring to the student body, and how you've made a meaningful contribution to something.
    • Keep in mind; colleges are not interested in seeing you do it all.
    • It's more meaningful to colleges to see your dedication to one or two causes or activities than to see that you've spread yourself thin.

    Volunteer: Helping Others Can Help You!

    • Volunteering has a meaningful, positive impact on your community. But did you know that it can have many benefits for you, too?
    • You may have heard that volunteering helps you get into college, but keep in mind they're not just looking for a list of organizations and dates.
    • Colleges want to see a complete picture of you, and real examples of your commitment, dedication, and interests.