Junior Monthly Activities



    • Begin thinking about a plan for life after Newton South
    • Register for Oct. PSAT/NMSQT
    • Students needing accommodations for the PSAT/NMSQT must make a request by late August
    • Consider how you can explore your interests & skills further through clubs and activities at Newton South
    • Be mindful of managing your time so you can attend to your academic responsibilities if you participate in extracurricular activities


    • Review the PSAT/NMSQT Bulletin
    • Take PSAT
    • Check out Newton North High School’s College Fair
    • Attend Newton South’s Club/Activities Fair
    • Meet with college admissions reps in the Newton South College & Career Center
    • Attend Boston’s Performing & Visual Arts College Fair
    • Visual artists/designers attend National Portfolio Day in Boston


    • Begin exploring careers and colleges through Naviance
    • Try Naviance’s career inventory tests for better self-awareness
    • Research majors based on interests
    • Consider a part-time job


    • Talk with alumni/graduates who are home from college
    • Take advantage of the school break to visit colleges
    • Begin making plans for your upcoming summer


    • Use your PSAT/NMSQT results to assess your strengths and weaknesses in subject content  
    • Junior Parent Night
    • Talk with your counselors about SAT/ACT schedule
    • Junior advisory meetings with counselors to start the planning process
    • SAT administered
    • Deadline to register for the February ACT
    • Speak with family to plan college visits over February/April vacations


    • Plan senior year courses
    • Research interesting and challenging summer courses, jobs, or activities
    • ACT administered
    • Deadline to register for March SAT
    • Attend Summer Expo at Newton South High School



    • Consider taking SAT subject tests in courses you are finishing this year
    • Apply for proposed summer activities
    • Deadline to register for April ACT
    • SAT administered


    • Begin to develop a preliminary list of colleges
    • Put yourself on college email lists
    • Attend the Boston national college fair
    • ACT administered
    • Deadline to register for May SAT or SAT Subj. tests


    • SAT/Subject/AP Tests administered
    • Deadline to register for June SAT/ACT
    • Think about which (2 )academic teachers you may ask for a recommendation
    • Continue seeking and applying for summer jobs, internships, volunteering



    • SAT and SAT Subject tests and ACT administered
    • Register for/take July ACT &/or August SAT
    • Continue college search/visits
    • Begin college essay & continue to work on college list
    • Participate in test/self prep for SAT or ACT