Middle School


Grade 6

  • Say out loud “I am going to college”
  • Aim for academic challenges – Seek college preparatory classes
  • Get perfect attendance
  • Study hard!
  • Learn how to take notes, make outlines, and do research
  • Get involved in school activities and student government
  • Join community-based organizations or recreational centers – Register for drama, drawing, gymnastics, or basketball and soccer leagues.
  • Attend a college fair
  • Learn more about careers and education paths needed – Nevada Career Information System is a free and interactive website, visit nvcis.intocareers.org
  • Visit GotToCollegeNevada.org to learn about Nevada’s universities and community colleges

Grade 7

  • Say out loud “I am going to college”
  • Strive for A’s and B’s!
  • Focus on improving math and English skills
  • Take a foreign language
  • Take courses needed for the college preparatory track in high school
  • Seek help from a tutor to complete college preparatory course work
  • Look aheadCreate a pathway that will lead to college
  • Check out what’s new at GoToCollegeNevada.org
  • Visit a college campus with the whole family
  • Become familiar with college terms such as bachelor’s degree, undergraduate, financial aid, tuition, professor, degree plan and full-time student status

Grade 8

  • Say out loud “I am going to college”
  • Be sure to take algebra in 8th grade – It is a jump start on math in high school!
  • Take a foreign language
  • Take the ACT EXPLORE assessment test to measure the skills and knowledge needed for college success
  • Become involved in leadership programs at school such as student government, theatre, JROTC or athletic teams
  • Talk to a counselor about Magnet Schools and Career & Technical Academies (CTA) for high school – These schools have specialized programs in aviation, performing and  fine arts, communications, law preparatory, veterinary and medical sciences, computer animation and engineering
  • Explore college and career information resources available online – Start at GoToCollegeNevada.org
  • Think about college budget and expenses – Tuition, books, and housing costs