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High school portal

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This is a portal page describing relevant content for high school students on our site and elsewhere. By high school, we mean grades 9-12 of school, also known as secondary school in some countries. In some educational systems, high school is defined as grades 10-12.

High school is the last leg of relatively regimented and mandatory education. Beyond this point, you have a wider array of educational choices. But good planning and foresight in high school can be important to availing of some of these choices.

Getting started

  • High school: opening message is a good starting point. It's particularly useful for people in the early parts of high school, but it can also be helpful to people who have a few months to go.

High school academics and testing

High school extracurricular activities

College selection

College applications and admissions

We're still working on this, but of particular interest may be college admissions for homeschooled students.

We also encourage people interested in learning more about college admissions to check out College Confidential, one of the best sources of information on the subject. Other potential sources of information are Quora, About.com, and StudentAdvisor.

Between high school and college

See time between the end of high school and the beginning of college (partially done).

Your web presence

High school is a good time to start becoming aware of your online presence and making sure that it is an asset rather than a liability. Some relevant pages are linked below:

Start thinking about careers

You've got a long time to think about careers, but it's good to get a head start in exploring different careers by reading up about them and observing them in action. See our pages:

Productivity

High school is the right period to form good life habits. See our personal productivity and life skills portal for more. Most relevant to the schooling experience is good study habits.

Unusual options

Unusual schooling options

Unusual post-schooling options