**All Bellevue schools will be closed Monday, February 19-Friday, February 23.**
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**All Bellevue schools will be closed Monday, February 19-Friday, February 23.**
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Cement choices & independence

Intellectual Habits of Success: Learn, Think, Do, Assess, Repeat

  • Practice independence in decision-making & life skills. Practice with adults to suggest and support, but seniors lead and decide. 
  • Continue to take challenging courses but only with a load that allows you to do well and thrive personally. 
  • Colleges & employers want students who can manage themselves and persevere, as well as achieve.

Emotional Habits of Success: Self-Knowledge, Self-Management & Self-Agency

  • Use trusted relationships to refine Purpose (that goal that gives your life a sense of meaning).
  • Develop your strengths–grow them, rely on them.

Involvement that Matters in Preparing for the Future & Caring for Self

  • Pursue experiences out of your comfort zone.
  • Test your sense of Purpose (that goal that gives your life a sense of meaning).

Relationships: Support & Mentoring plus Learning Teamwork, Communication, Problem-Solving

  • Take courses with Project Based Learning to test and refine “soft skills” (communication, teamwork, problem-solving).
  • Test & improve skills with challenging tasks at school and in your activities.
  • Research leaders among intended fields of study and follow them on professional social media platforms (e.g., professors in intended field at universities of choice, industry leaders, journalists who cover your field of interest).

Course Selection: Actively Plan Depth, Breadth, Rigor, Growth

  • Ensure that you are meeting requirements of the college or career you plan to pursue next year.
  • Continue to seek depth in one or two subject areas to demonstrate your perseverance and ability to master complex, upper-level content

Plan for Career with Options that Suit You:  College for Career,  Technical College,  Job Entry,  Gap Year,  Etc.

  • Complete the 12th grade High School & Beyond Plan tasks in Naviance (a graduation requirement).
  • Review College Knowledge task sheet for the year.
  • FAFSA Deadline
  • Senior Blitz appointment with counselor in September—Review with your counselor your plans for the future and your transcript to make final plans to meet requirements for graduation and your plans afterward.
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