Brookstone School

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Freshman Year

  • Build strong academic, language, mathematics and critical thinking skills by taking challenging courses.
  • Study hard and get excellent grades.
  • Strengthen your vocabulary by increasing your reading. 
  • Become involved in co-curricular activities. 
  • You will take the PSAT in October. The results will not be used for college admission.
  • Meet with your advisor and discuss your plans for the next four years. 
  • Browse through college literature or surf the Web to get an idea of what kinds of schools may be of interest to you.
  • Check out what high school courses colleges require.
  • Know NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Association) requirements if you want to play sports in college.
  • Keep an academic portfolio and extracurricular resume.
  • Research career possibilities.