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Freshman Year Calendar

Naviance Presentation PDF
Frequently Asked Questions of New Freshmen and Parents

Get Organized PDF


August/September

  • Attend Registration and Link Crew Orientation/Freshman Parent Night.
  • Familiarize yourself with our information systems such as AeriesSchoologyNaviance
    • Aeries: Used to check grades, attendance, email teachers and more
      Schoology: Access your teacher’s classroom page, assignments, PowerPoints and videos
      Naviance: a personalized college and career planning tool
  • Use a set system (ex. planner or calendar) to keep assignments and homework organized
  • Get involved in activities, clubs, the arts, 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.
  • Attend Back to school night
  • Contact the College and Career Center or check your Naviance account to get current updates

October

  • Attend Report Card Night With Parents – time and date TBA
  • Attend Office hours with teachers if needing support in classes.
  • Make good use of tutoring services provided through school  – Paper
  • Review A-G Requirements
  • Online College Fair Opportunity (nacac college fair)​

November

December

  • Maintain your GPA. Study for final exams
  • Make time to relax over winter break.

January

  • Second Semester Begins – Start off strong
  • See counselor for any questions regarding 2nd semester classes, and other questions.

February/March

  • Create a California State University (CSU apply) account.  1st semester grades are completed and students can input those grades into their profile. (CSU Apply )
  • Naviance Activity: Begin adding to your ‘Resume’ by going to the ‘About Me’ tab and selecting ‘My Stuff’.
  • Naviance Activity: Continue to explore colleges, careers, and more on Naviance.
  • Meet with your counselor for course registration for the upcoming school year. Review the A-G and graduation requirements. If applicable, sign up for summer school to make up any D’s or F’s on your transcript. Register with your counselor.

For graduation requirements, Click Here
Foothill’s UC and CSU Approved A-G List

March/April

  • Attend a college fair to explore your out-of-state options.
  • Naviance Activity: Update your colleges ‘I’m Thinking About’ by going to the ‘Colleges’ tab and select ‘Research Colleges’.
  • 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 go on a virtual tour.

For a virtual tour,  Click Here
For a college visit checklist Click Here
For a student guide,  Click Here

May/June

  • Study for Final Exams
  • Summer school begins – Make sure paperwork is turned in by deadline
  • 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 map of California colleges and universities, Click Here
  • Look into internships, summer programs, and community services to strengthen your academic resume:

City of Irvine Classes and Activities
Orange County Opportunities
City of Irvine Activities
Volunteer Match