8th Grade Checklist

Focus on your grades
  • Get as many A’s and B’s as you can!
  • Push yourself to take challenging courses
  • Finish all assignments
Maintain positive relationships
  • Continue to connect with your school counselors, friends, and family
  • Build relationships with your teachers and coaches
Perform well in High School credit classes during Middle School
  • Perform well in high school credit classes like Earth Science, Algebra I & II, and World Languages – grades in these classes count toward getting into college!
Attend Beacon of Hope's 8th Grade Symposium

LCS 8th graders attend this annual event on one of the local college campuses with their middle school

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9th Grade Checklist

Focus on your grades
  • Get as many A’s and B’s as you can!
  • Push yourself to take challenging courses
  • Finish all assignments
Get involved
  • Join a team, club, or volunteer with a local organization
  • Find something positive you love to do!
Build Positive Relationships
  • Continue to connect with your school counselors, friends, and family
  • Build relationships with your teachers and coaches
  • Visit your Beacon of Hope Future Center and make new friends
Attend Freshman Orientation and School Activities
  • E.C. Glass and Heritage have many activities, choose something that interests you!

10th Grade Checklist

Focus on your grades
  • Get as many A’s and B’s as you can!
  • Push yourself to take challenging courses
  • Finish all assignments
Think about SAT & ACT Testing
  • PSAT is a great way to practice for college entrance exams
  • Free SAT/ACT Test Prep is available for all LCS students
Start visiting colleges
  • LCS hosts College Night and Project Launchburg as great ways to get this process started
  • Make a list of colleges you want to visit
Maintain positive relationships
  • Continue to connect with your school counselors, friends, and family
  • Build relationships with your teachers and coaches
  • Visit your Beacon of Hope Future Center and make new friends

11th Grade Checklist

Focus on your grades
  • Get as many A’s and B’s as you can!
  • Push yourself to take challenging courses
  • Finish all assignments
Take Entrance Exams
  • Military – ASVAB
  • Virginia Community Colleges – VPT
  • Four-Year College – SAT and/or ACT
Work on your Resume
  • Get your resume prepared to use for college admissions part-time employment, or internships
  • Resume templates are available on Google Docs or at Beacon of Hope Future Centers
Research Options for After High School
  • Look at career options and find out what type of education is required after high school graduation
  • Opportunities range from trade school, technical certifications, military, 2-year or 4-year colleges, and more! 

12th Grade Checklist

Summer Workshops
  • Learn how to stand out in the college admissions and financial aid process
  • Beacon of Hope offers summer workshops on applications, resumes, financial aid, and essays
  • Get a head start for senior year!
Complete the FAFSA
  • Heritage and Glass host FAFSA Nights in mid-October to help families complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid
  • Completing the FAFSA is the first step in getting money to help pay for college!
Participate in College and Career Weeks
  • SCHEV sponsors College Application Week in November and waives application fees for ALL STUDENTS
  • LCS hosts Career Weeks to help students secure part-time jobs and workforce entry
Finalize Post-Secondary Plans
  • Graduate from high school
  • Continue to meet with your School Counselor, Future Center Director, College Adviser, and trusted adults