Getting Ready – 6th Grade Checklist

  • Take school seriously. Work hard, learn as much as you can, and do your homework.
  • Read the newspaper, books, magazines…whatever interests you.
  • Talk to your family about going to college.
  • Get involved in extracurricular activities, such as sports, yearbook, band, drama, student government, or the science club at school. You also can get involved in volunteer activities in the community (e.g., Habitat for Humanity, singing in a choir). This involvement will help you identify your interests.
  • Think about careers, majors, and jobs that interest you. Take the personality quiz, talk to experts in jobs that interest you. If you have access to a computer, research the jobs on the Internet.