Georgetown High

Junior Year Timeline

Which Path Will You Take?

Whether your goal after high school is to enter the workforce, enlist in the military, enroll in a 2-year or 4-year college or if you’re undecided at this time, below is a list of activities that may help with your decision-making. 

  • Take the most rigorous, challenging academic courses that you can handle. From honors to AP to Dual Enrollment (college credit courses through Horry Georgetown Technical College), GHS has a varied course listing.  Review your transcript. Make an extra effort to do well in all classes. All final course grades count towards and impact your GPA, and therefore, class rank.
  • Choose CTE (career and technology education) courses such as agriculture science, auto tech, business, building construction, cosmetology, culinary arts, graphic arts, health science, PLTW computer coding or welding as they could become possible career paths. Being completers in these programs and taking Industry Certification Exams may open doors for apprenticeships, internships and/or work base learning opportunities.
  • Stay (or become) involved with clubs and organizations. Attend Club Day! Take on leadership roles and be an active member. This is a great thing to put on your resume and college applications.
  • Take the PSAT in October. Taking it as a junior may qualify you for the National Merit Scholarship program. 
  •  Attend college fairs. During fall semester, juniors will have the opportunity to attend a local college fair. Check out Remind and the GHS website details.
  • If undecided about career plans, take a career interest inventory. Those listed below are but a few of the online assessments.

Career One Stop -- Explore the many aspects of careers from taking a self-assessment, watching career videos, comparing occupations to searching for scholarships.

Career Wise -- Take a career cluster interest survey, explore careers, plan your education and review ways to pay for college.

GetSmartSCSponsored by the SC Commission on Higher Education…. Helps students with information about careers and college opportunities.

My Next Move -- This site is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor. Browse careers, sort by interests, education level, and job outlook. Links to colleges and universities with applicable programs. Watch career videos.

SCOIS Username is georgetownhs and Password is Georgetownhs1. Areas of research include planning for your future, career interest assessments, occupations and training as well as college and scholarship searches. Students can research colleges that have their majors of interest.

  • Take the opportunity to visit and speak with college and military representatives who come to campus. Ask questions!  Sign up for the ASVAB which is given on campus both fall and spring semesters.
  • Visit college campuses. Take college tours and go to Open House dates. information is readily available on college websites. 
  • Sign up for GHS sponsored college campus and/or business and industry tours as they are announced. These opportunities provide students with first-hand experiences.
  • Research career information, view videos along with colleges and majors on SCOIS. Username is georgetownhs and password is Georgetownhs1.
  • SAT and/or ACT Dates, Registration and Fees Register for SAT and/or ACT. Although many colleges are test optional for Fall 2023 admissions, decisions about Fall 2024 have not yet been finalized. Please be reminded that State Lottery Scholarships such as the Palmetto Fellows and LIFE require test scores as part of the criteria.
  • When registering for SAT and ACT National Test Dates, typically on Saturdays, students will need to create an account, register and pay the test fee. Fee waivers are available for eligible students. See your counselor for questions or assistance. Utilize study prep programs for SAT and ACT before taking either exam.
  •  Student Athletes Students preparing for Division I or II play should create a Certification Account with the NCAA. Click here for link to creating a certification account. Coaches are great resources!  A transcript will be sent to the NCAA at the end of your junior year. SAT/ACT scores must be sent directly to the NCAA. Their school code is “9999”.
  • Attend a spring IGP meeting with your school counselor. Parents and students will review the student’s graduation progress, discuss career plans after high school and choose senior courses that align with your  post-secondary path.  Dual Enrollment and Technical Scholars programs will be addressed.
  • Begin compiling information for your student profile/resume or brag sheet which will be given to recommenders to highlight and personalize their college and scholarship applications. 
  • Explore careers by attending summer college academic programs, secure summer employment or take on an internship or apprenticeship.


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