High School To College Academic Planning

Our team provides students with the best resources regarding their college admissions. We help develop an academic plan that is both ideal and manageable.

Many students often overlook valuable opportunities that could increase their chances of college admission. By providing a trustworthy and informed platform for communication, our team will be able to help students make concrete decisions for their future.

academic planning for high schoolers who will undergo the college admissions process in the future

High School Academic Timeline


Freshman Year

Freshman (9th grader) choosing high school courses to take
  • Join a Club
  • Plan for AP classes
  • Volunteer in Your Free Time
  • Learn a Sport or an Instrument
  • This is a good time to start SAT prep!


Sophomore Year

Students take the PSAT and continue involvement in extracurriculars in sophomore year (10th grade)
  • Study for Your PSAT
  • Seek Out Leadership Positions in School
  • Participate in Summer Enrichment Programs


Junior year

Junior (11th grade) students taking exams such as the AP or SAT and looking out for their GPA score


Senior Year

Seniors (12th grade) undergo college admissions, with the college essay, and get ready to graduate


Start Your New Journey!

High school students graduate with a diploma

Congratulations! You’ve arrived at the summit of your high school journey. Contact your chosen college in Spring and follow their orientation schedule to ensure a smooth transition into your next big journey!


Head Private English Tutor Truccey Nguyen-Do

Truccey Nguyen-Do

English Instructor & College Counselor

Truccey has over 7 years of experience tutoring SAT English, AP exams, and academic writing to students of all ages. She received her BA in History and minor in Japanese at San Jose State University. Truccey also assists students in planning and organizing their college admissions process where she provides guidance on researching universities and navigating the application procedures.

After graduation, she worked for two years as both English Teacher and Sales Marketer for a private school in Japan. After her time working abroad and in-state, she is experienced with working with students at all levels of English familiarity. She enjoys traveling and exploring new places, while also taking time for rest and relaxation at home with Hannibal the cat.

Jason morgan

College Essay Expert & Test Prep Instructor

Jason has twenty years of experience in the field of private tutoring and college counseling. He currently assists people on four different continents, and his clients have achieved acceptance to almost every exclusive university in the U.S. and Europe, including the Ivy League, Stanford, UC Berkeley, Northwestern, University of Chicago, Johns Hopkins, Sciences Po, HEC, Bocconi, Cambridge, and many others.

He regularly writes and updates educational books and curriculum, including several Princeton Review AP titles, and has published 40+ titles as an author and ghostwriter. He began his career at The Washington Post and later worked in script development in the Hollywood feature film industry.

English and Science Instructor Bryce Webster

Bryce Webster

English & Biology Instructor

Bryce graduated from Santa Clara University with a double major in Biology and Theater. She has experience with tutoring one-on-one and in groups of 5-10 for various AP classes. Bryce also focuses on proofreading essays, resumes, reports, and applications. She loves helping students actualize the well-polished, personal, and thought-out essays of their dreams. Many of her SAT and AP students eventually have her assist with the college application process.

Though her specialties lie in the two English-based exams as well as Biology and AP Environmental Science, Bryce enjoys reading and loves to work with younger students in literature-based settings. She is a firm believer that reading for fun or school makes you better in all parts of academia, not just in Literature.

Students and parents look at frequently asked questions about college admissions

Frequently Asked Questions

What courses do I need to take to be ready for college?

To be ready for college, it’s important to take a rigorous high school curriculum that prepares you for the academic demands of college. Most colleges expect applicants to have completed four years of English, four years of math (including algebra I and II, geometry, and pre-calculus or calculus), three to four years of science (including biology, chemistry, and physics), and three to four years of social studies (including U.S. history, world history, and government).

Additionally, it’s recommended to take foreign language courses to demonstrate language proficiency, as well as electives that align with your interests and intended major. Honors and Advanced Placement (AP) courses can also demonstrate your academic readiness for college and potentially earn you college credit. It’s important to challenge yourself academically while also maintaining a balance between extracurricular activities and a healthy lifestyle.

Which AP courses should I take?

Which extracurriculars will look good on my college application?

What GPA are colleges looking for?

Should I take Honor classes in high school?

What activities can I do at home and over the summer to get ready for college?

What activities can I do at home and over the summer to get ready for college?

Are there any special scholarships or awards I can apply for?

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