10th Grade

Stay on track and explore your interests & dreams.


  • Meet academic requirements for college by taking "a-g" classes. 
    Find out more about these requirements on our "a-g" academic requirements page. Take classes that challenge you and aim for A's and B's. Fous on Homework and develop good studying skills.
  • Talk to a school counselor
    Meet with a school counselor to talk about exploring careers and majors. Visit our Career exploration page for a list of career search websites.

Think Ahead

  • Explore career options
    Visit our Career Exploration page to start looking at optoins. Think about interests and try volunteer opportunities to et an idea of possible careers.
  • Tour & experience college campuses
    Visit college websites and tour different college campuses. 
  • Attend college prep events 
    Attend college and career fairs and information nights. Visit the 10th grade workshops at the North Coast College and Career Expo September 10th, 2019, at Bayshore Mall.
  • Fund your college dream
    Visit our Financial Aid page for resources and start talking with your family about ways to pay for college (financial aid, scholarships, grants, and loans).

Testing & Grades

  • Prepare for and take college exams (SAT/ACT/CAASPP)
    Consider taking the PSAT or PSAT 10. Link your PSAT scores with a Khan Academy account for free personalized tutoring to help prepare for the SAT.

    Important Update for 2020 Spring Semester: The California State University (CSU) will temporarily suspend the use of ACT/SAT examinations in determining admission eligibility for all CSU campuses for the 2021-2022 academic year. This temporary change of admission eligibility applies only for the fall 2021, winter 2022 and spring 2022 admission cycles. You can read more about admissions adjustments here. Grades will be more important than ever, so stay on top of your academics!

  • Earn a C- or better in an "a-g" classes
    If necessary, ask a school counselor about Credit Recovery, or checkout the free "a-g" classes offered online to California public high school students through UC Scout: ucscout.org