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.