The Prowl


Wondering about how to get the most out of high school and to prepare for your future?  Read these tips to make sure you stay on track!

11th Grade Checklist

    • Know the requirements of the Hathaway Scholarship Program.  If you have not taken a foreign language, visit with your counselor right away.
    • If you are considering the military, let your counselor know and meet with the representatives when they visit PHS.  Also take the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) test.
    • If you are interested in attending a military academy (ex. West Point, Air Force Academy) after high school, start learning about how to apply. The Academy application process is lengthy, so students must account for enough time to ensure they are academically competitive, medically and physically qualified and have an official nomination.  The earlier an interested student begins the process the better; students can apply as early as spring of their junior year.
    • If you are interested in participating in college level athletics after high school, start learning about the eligibility requirements through the NCAA at and NAIA at and register.
    • Explore and visit several colleges.  Meet with College Reps that come to PHS.  Contact colleges to request information. Dates can be found on the counseling calendar.
    • Sign up to take the PSAT test in October.  Juniors who score well on the PSAT are considered for a National Merit Scholarship.
    • Register early for SAT or ACT college entrance exams, especially if applying for early admission or to an out-of-state college.  Many students choose to take these tests 2 or 3 times before submitting their college applications.  All Juniors will take the ACT exam in the spring, at no cost.
    • Meet with your counselor to review courses.  Pay attention to graduation requirements and Hathaway Scholarship Success Curriculum requirements.
    • Continue to participate in volunteer activities.  Update academic resume on your one-drive.
    • Continue building a high school resume, keeping track of all your extracurricular activities and any awards or honors you receive.  You’ll need this information for college applications as well as scholarships.
    • Go to for the guide to College Admissions Process information document.  This is a great resource for students planning to go to college.
    •  Download this great check list for steps that students should take during high school while preparing college. College Prep Checklist (Grades 10-12) – Coronavirus edition
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