11th Grade

Voice Recognition

11th Grade

Junior Year Guide List

(For a downloadable version of this guide, click here) 

For a download of the class of 2019 information given at the 12/11 meeting, click here 


  • Plan for your upcoming year: What are you going to be involved in? Do you anticipate needing additional help in a class?  What organization method are you going to utilize?
  • Focus on academics:
    • Allow adequate time to get coursework done.
    • If you are struggling in a class, don’t wait to ask for help! Seek help early in the semester
    • Continue to strengthen your GPA
  •  Take the PSAT
  • Get Involved: Colleges and employers will look for involvement in activities while in high school
    • Seek out leadership opportunities
    • Quality over Quantity: Colleges and employers will want to see strong involvement in the activities you chose. It is better to be strongly involved in a few, than barely involved in a lot!
  • College Exploration:
    • Starting in the fall of your Junior year, you should be researching your top college choices and looking at their admission requirements such as:
      • Average GPA requirements
      • Admission Deadlines
      • Community Service requirements
      • Do they use the Common App?
      • Is an Essay will be required on the application?
  • Sign up in the counseling office to meet with college reps who will be visiting Fairfield.
  • Create a resume of your high school experience,work experience, academic achievements, community service and leadership roles
  • Go on college visits: 

    As a Junior, you are permitted ONE college visit each semester

    • A parent or guardian must contact the attendance office prior the college visit absence
    • A College Visitation Follow-Up form must be completed and returned to the attendance office. Forms are available in the attendance office


  • Use your results from the PSAT as a way to prep for the actual SAT
    • The PSAT helps students gauge how they may do one the SAT
    • If an area needs improvement, focus on strengthening that skill area and seek help if needed
    • On your PSAT score report there will be an access code listed. You can use this codeto sign in to My College QuickStart at http://www.collegeboard.com/ to help you prepare for the SAT
  • Continue to strengthen your GPA. Remember colleges will only see your grades from 9th, 10th and 11th grade when reviewing your application.


  • Keep Studying!
  • Take the SAT- It is recommended that you take the SAT for the first time in the spring of your Junior year. This allows you ample time to receive your scores and retake the SAT for higher scores if you wish, before submitting college applications.
  • Begin studying for final exams in advance. Allow yourself enough time to study so that you do not feel rushed.
    •  If you are struggling in a course, seek assistance for the teacher, a peer or a tutor ASAP
  • Explore different summer employment and volunteer opportunities 


  • Read to continue to boost your skills
  • Get involved in your community and school through camps, clubs or volunteer organizations.
  • Review the application deadlines for the colleges you are applying to in the fall
    • Decide which form of application type you want to submit for each school: Early Action, Early Decision, Regular Decision, Rolling Admission (for details on the admission types, please visit the Senior Guide book, located under the 12th grade tab)

Difficulty in a Class

If you are struggling in a class or have a particular issue in a class, you can use any of the following methods to improve your coursework:

  • Set up a meeting with the teacher to determine what steps can be taken to help you succeed in the class.
  • Set up a meeting with the teacher and a parent, if needed.
  • If a student has met with the teacher and is still having issues, it may be beneficial for the teacher, parent and student to have a meeting together to discuss how to help the student succeed.
  • Meet with a tutor
  • Work with a classmate

                                TO-DO FOR 11th GRADE 21st CENTURY SCHOLARS

  1.  Visit a College Campus
  2.  Take a College Entrance Exam (ACT or SAT) 
  3.  Search for Scholarships

 For any question or additional help with completing these tasks, please see your School Counselor

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