We are very happy to introduce our new METS advisor for Lake Region High School and Middle School, Amanda York! Amanda will be starting in the schools soon, so stop on by her office and say hello!
Amanda wrote just a little blurb to introduce herself:
I am very excited to join the METS team in the Lake Region area of Maine. I can’t wait to get started working with students in this program. I attended the University of Maine, where I received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology. In addition, I completed minors in Political Science and Women, Gender, Sexuality Studies. Prior to METS, I was a Case Manager in the Bangor area for children. My lifelong goal has been to dedicate my life to making the world a better place and mentor youth to achieve their highest levels of success possible.
So, you’ve finally made it to your Senior year. You’ve only got a few required classes left, so it’s time to relax. Time to sign up for some nice easy electives, an extra study hall or two, maybe get a little bit of a head start on senioritis.
Wait, maybe that wasn’t clear enough.
100% of all colleges that you will be applying are going to pay attention to what classes you take your senior year. This is the perfect time to select classes that can help you separate from the crowd. Are AP classes a possibility? Take them! Not only do they look great to colleges, AP classes can help you save a lot of money once you get to college.
Even if you’re not looking at AP classes, there are always classes available that will let colleges know you are a serious student. Thinking about being a nurse? Maybe take a look at that Anatomy class. Really enjoy writing? Maybe there’s a Journalism class that doesn’t quite fit requirements, but has always looked like fun. Whatever it is, make sure your class schedule shows that you’re taking your senior year as seriously as colleges will. Not sure if your schedule passes the test? Check with your METS Advisor! They will be happy to help you out.
Whatever you do, don’t procrastinate! In most high schools, you only have until the first week of classes to change. That may seem like it’s a long way off today, but it’s always better to be safe than sorry!