Mobile – Middle School

Middle School

Step 1

Think About Life After High School

What do you want to do after high school? It all depends on where you want to be and how quickly you want to get there. Some people have life plans started before their freshman year while others are still at the planning stage a year after high school.

Step 2

Make A College Planning Checklist

One of the easiest ways to start organizing yourself is to have a checklist to move you toward a goal no matter where you are in the process.

Step 3

Plan to Keep Learning After High School

  • Universities
  • Community Colleges
  • Vocational-Technical (Vo-Tech) and Career Colleges
  • Military

Step 4

Keep Your Grades Up

Did you know that one of the strongest indicators of college success is your 8th grade math level? That’s right. Your math classes are a strong predictor of whether or not you will make it into a community college or a four-year college or university and earn a degree on time.

Step 5

Career Options

Take the Personality Test on the main site. Use the results of your Personality Test to start exploring specific occupations and career paths. Check out our Career Videos. We have videos to help you learn about careers and jobs from MPB’s Job Hunter and Hinds Community College. Once you’ve got an idea about what you want to do with your life, you need a plan to make it happen. Go to your school counselor or library for additional help and information.

College Options

Talk to someone who went to college. Ask a lot of questions! Your teachers certainly went to college, so ask them what it was like! Visit colleges to get a sense of what it really is all about. Explore our College Discovered to see what life beyond high school will be like. View and print a copy of your Grade Level Checklist and start down a path of college success.

Step 6

Talk to Your Parents About Saving for College

There are many ways to save for college – set aside money every week, open a savings account at your bank, fill a mason jar.


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