Jumpstart- College Planning Program

Junior Jumpstart continues to reinforce student options and potential. The program identifies talents, interests, and resources in an effort to initiate the college search process. The Jumpstart Program enables counselors to meet with small groups of students in the classroom and explore the numerous possibilities which await them.
Grade 11
September and October
• Course selection finalized – challenge yourself!
• Attend Sacred Heart college fairs and college
admission counselor information sessions
• Start the college search
• Visit college web sites – take virtual tours
• Visit colleges and attend open house events
• Review PSAT scores with guidance counselor.
• Plan to take the SAT’s in spring of junior year
• Register at sat.org/register
• Study hard and keep your grades up
• Jumpstart Workshop
• College and career advising in small group settings
• Course selection for senior year – challenge yourself!
• College Knowledge Breakfast for Parents
• Consult college web sites
• Prepare a list of 8-10 colleges to visit and research
• Take the SAT or register to take the ACT
• Attend college Open House and Information Sessions
• Visiting colleges; large, small, public and
• Get a feel for which schools may be a good fit
• SAT and AP Exams
• Prepare Activity sheets
• SAT Test and SAT Subject Tests if required
• Finish the year strong! Do well on final exams!
• Prepare a Resume
• Complete Activity Sheets
• Think about which of your experiences would make a
great college essay

Sacred Heart School

High School: 781-585-7511
Elementary School: 781-585-2114 
Early Childhood Center: 781-585-2290
Sacred Heart School is a landmark educational institution on the South Shore. Providing students in preschool to grade 12 a top-tier, private, Catholic education for the last 70 years.