Click here to go to the Official Junior Page for information regarding dues, prom, and other activities.
Junior year is packed with standardized tests, difficult courses, and the need to begin your college search in earnest. Here is a calendar with important information.
Dates to Remember and Put on Your Calendar:
- August: Review high school coursework and activity plans. Keep in mind that colleges look for challenging coursework, a strong GPA and involvement in extracurricular activities such as sports, volunteer work or church involvement.
- September: Identify sources of college and career information at school through GAFutures. Attend Engagement Night.
- October: Take the PSAT (bring your calculator). Attend a College/Career Fair. After this evening's discussion, time should be planned at home to talk over possibilities, alternatives, and limitations.
- November: Advise your counselor if you are planning to apply to a military academy.
- Dec-Jan: Winter Break is a good time to visit schools of interest.
- February: Watch the deadlines for regular registration for the March SAT Critical Reasoning Test. The SAT test measures critical reading, math and writing skills.
- March: SAT-Juniors have a choice of 3 dates to take the SAT in the spring, and must be certain to take it once. They will take it once more in the fall-either Oct., Nov., or Dec., of their senior year. Sign up for the AP exams.
- April: Another good time to visit schools of interest to you is during spring break. Create a list of colleges that interest you and save the list on GAFutures.
- May: If you choose to take the ACT, take it before the end of your junior year and compare to see which test you prefer (SAT or ACT) and retake the test you are more comfortable within the Fall of your senior year.
- Teacher recommendations- by this date you need to have spoken with at least 2 teachers who know you well and asked them to write recommendations for you. Some teachers may work on them during the summer.
- Summer: Preview applications- It's easier to check online for applications, even though new apps may not be posted until late August, looking at this year's apps is a good preview. Be sure you use the CURRENT application when you actually apply.
Governor's Honors Program
The Georgia Governor's Honors Program (GHP) is a four-week, summer residential program designed to provide intellectually gifted and artistically talented high school students challenging and enriching educational opportunities not usually available during the regular school year. Activities provide each participant with opportunities to acquire the skills, knowledge, and attitudes to become independent, life-long learners. The Georgia Governor's Honors Program is fully funded by the Georgia General Assembly and operates at no cost to participants.
High School sophomores and juniors in public, private, and home schools are eligible for nomination in one of twenty areas.
Teacher Nomination Form
Overview of Governor's Honors Program