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August

Familiarize yourself with our information systems such as Aeries and Haiku

Attend Registration and Link Crew Orientation/Freshman Parent Night. Click to view presentation here.

September

Attend Back to School Night.

Get involved with activities, the arts, clubs, and athletics. College admission officers look at student leadership in extracurricular activities when considering students. Plan on joining a club, sport, theatrical production, school publication, service learning project, or internship.

  • For more details on club and activities, Click Here.

Familiarize yourself with Aeries Portal, Haiku, and Naviance.

  • Aeries Portal: Used to check grades, attendance, email teachers and more
  • Haiku– Access your teacher’s classroom page, assignments, PowerPoints and videos.
  • Naviance – This is a personalized college and career planning tool.

Ms. Sanchez is our college and career counselor. dsanchez@tustin.k12.ca.us

Visit the College and Career Center or check your Naviance account to get current updates.

Use a day planner to keep assignments and homework organized.

October

All freshmen take the Pre-PSAT (aka Shmoop). This test is provided by the school. No registration required. This is an on-line, in-depth review of the PSAT. For more details Click Here

Attend Report Card Night with parents – time and date TBA.

November

Attend College and Career Night at Tustin High School. Contact Counselor for information on event.
For additional resources on interest and career exploration, visit:

December

Prepare for final exams as first semester ends.

Enjoy your Winter Recess!

January

2nd semester begins!

See counselor for any questions regarding 2nd semester classes, and other questions.

February

Naviance Activity: Begin adding to your ‘Resume’ by going to the ‘About Me’ tab and selecting ‘My Stuff’.

If applicable, create a Cal State Apply (formerly CSU Mentor) account and input your first semester grades into profile.

Naviance Activity: Continue to explore colleges, careers, and more on Naviance.

Course registration begins for your 10th grade year. Review the A-G and graduation requirements. Discuss future class placement with your teachers and be prepare to meet with your counselor. If applicable, sign up for summer school to make up any D’s or F’s on your transcript. See your counselor to register

In house registration orientation. Talk to your teachers and counselors about course selection for the following year. For additional course planning resources:

March

Course registration will continue for your 10th grade year if you missed the actual week registration. Come in and see your counselor to complete and turn in form with parent and teacher signatures. Review the A-G and graduation requirements. Discuss future class placement with your teachers and be prepare to meet with your counselor.

If applicable, sign up for summer school to make up any D’s or F’s on your transcript. See your counselor to register.

Naviance Activity: Update your colleges ‘I’m Thinking About’ by going to the ‘Colleges’ tab and select ‘Research Colleges’.

Attend a college fair to explore your out-of-state options.

Naviance Activity: Begin adding to your ‘Resume’ by going to the ‘About Me’ tab and selecting ‘My Stuff’.

During Spring Break – plan to visit colleges or get a virtual tour.

April

Visit BigFuture to enhance your family discussions about college and career.

May

Study for finals week!

June-Summer

If you haven’t signed up for summer school to make up any D’s or F’s on your transcript, see your counselor to register.

Summer school begins – if you haven’t turned in your paperwork by deadline, you must show up for the first day of class.

Naviance Activity: Update your academic ‘Portfolio’ (under ‘About Me’ tab) to file recent report cards, honors, and co-curricular involvement. Continual updates will facilitate your future college application process.

Visit colleges over the summer

  • For a college visit checklist, Click Here
  • For a map of California colleges and universities, Click Here

Look into internships, summer programs, and community services to strengthen your academic resume: