I’m starting my junior year of high school in a week, the hardest year of high school supposedly. I started making myself a to-do list and instantly got overwhelmed, so what better to do than make a discussion type blog post about it?
-Study for my learner’s permit
-Turn 16 and get learner’s permit
-Register for driver’s ed
I’ve already started studying for my learner’s permit, but the only thing I’m worried about is that driver’s ed starts three days after I turn 16 so that’s how long I have to get my permit. I’m also worried about Cross Country and Driver’s Ed being on the same day, (Meet wise, I know I have to miss practice once a week already).
-Get 16 year old working papers
And then I have to get new working papers because I currently have the 14-15 year old one, but I need the 16 and up one.
-Study for and take the PSAT
I took the psat last year and did okay, but this time it really counts for the National Merit Scholarship award so I want to do even better and for that I need to actually study this time.
-Register for CPR re-certification
I got my lifeguard certification last year, but the CPR part of it needs to be renewed every year so that’s what I need to do in December.
-Study for midterms
-Junior Prom Date
I know it seems trivial, but hello, I read contemporaries and NA and adult romance novels, obviously prom is going to be important to me. I went to senior prom last year with a friend but this is way different. Prom is in April so in March if I don’t get asked about midway through I’m going to ask someone, and if I don’t, I’ll just go with my friends in a group.
Yay, prom at the end of the month.
(Also I need to start studying for IB exams this month)
I NEED to do well on these exams!
-Get a summer job!
I might work as a lifeguard in the same place I worked this summer or I might get a less paying job as a camp counselor with lifeguard on the side at the same place. And if not, Barnes and Noble or the library is always a last resort.
-Look at SAT, subject SAT’s and ACT test and test centers
I don’t know yet if I’m taking the ACT but I’ll need to look into that soon.
-Finals and Regents studying!
End of the year studying!
This of course is just a general list. Not including my outside activities of battle of the books, taekwondo, dance, cross country, and track.
Also not included is clubs such as Spanish Club, DECA, Ethics Bowl, and Mock Trial.
Also obviously community service is necessary for National Honor Society as well attending school events for National Honor Society and Spanish Club/Honor Society such as Homecoming and Safe Halloween.
Am I missing anything that I need to do in my junior year? Leave me a comment!
Also a disclaimer, I realize this may sound like a lot to juggle, but really, I did it last year with only one mental breakdown so I think I can handle it again.
P.s. I’m currently doing a giveaway right now for my birthday in a few weeks, the rafflecopter link here:
Also if you want to see the blog post that I did itself, you can click here: