Class of 2025

Welcome to your Junior Year!

College Checklists

If you are looking for a checklist to see what you can be doing from now until graduation, here are some things you can be doing.

  • Make sure you are on track!  Check in with Mrs. Russell-Harris and see if you are meeting the requirements for graduation. 

  • Register for the PSAT in the fall.  Scores count for National Merit Scholar consideration.

  • Take the ACT or SAT in the spring.  The state of Montana offers the ACT free to all juniors.

  • Narrow down career choices.  Ask Mrs. Russell-Harris about Montana Career Information Systems.

  • Are you interested in work based learning?  Ask about job shadowing, internships or apprenticeships.

  • Begin searching for scholarships which may help pay for school.  

  • Attend Financial Aid nights or junior parent nights at CHS.

  • Create your FSA ID.  Don't lose it, you will use it for Financial Aid application called FAFSA next year.

  • Visit college campuses!  

  • Save for your education.

  • Volunteer and get involved in your community! Colleges look at volunteerism for admission and scholarships!


Researching Colleges

The College Board's BigFuture website is a great way to start your college search.

College Research Worksheet

Below is a link for a generic College Research Worksheet. I encourage you to make a copy of it and make it your own. It is often hard to remember what each college offers when you are researching and it helps to write it down as you go.


We recommend that students plan to take their ACT or SAT in the spring of their junior year. All schools across the nation accept either the ACT or SAT so it is your choice which one you want to take. You will need to sign up on your own. If you are on Free or Reduced Price Lunch you can get a fee waiver from Mrs. Russell-Harris.

Montana College Guide:

This is a link to those colleges who came to the college Fair in Conrad.

Montana College Guide

Career Information

Below are some links you might find helpful if you are interested in exploring careers, looking for a job or creating a resume.


Scholarship Search Sites

Texas Tech's External Scholarship Search(general list, don’t have to be going to Texas Tech) 

NCAA Information

If you think you want to play a sport in college, it is your responsibility to make sure you are going to meet the eligibility criteria.

You must:

  • Make sure you are familiar with the NCAA Requirements

  • Let your counselor know so they can advise you as to the appropriate courses needed for eligibility

  • Visit the following links for more information and FAQs

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