Portland Public Schools
Portland, Oregon

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Home of the Cardinals

1600 SW Salmon St | Portland, OR 97205
Phone: (503) 916-5200 | Fax: (503) 916-2700

Freshman College and Career Planning


  • Take school seriously from the first day – this is not grade school
  • Meet with your Counselor to discuss college plans, if you want to start planning now
  • Take college prep courses, or the hardest courses you can handle
  • Make sure you have science, math and English courses
  • Take a foreign language (plan to stick with the same language for at least two and preferably all four years)
  • Attend class, ask for help with troubling courses, do your homework, study: do everything you can to get good grades. Freshman grades count!
  • Plan some volunteer/community service work
  • Join at least one club and/or play a sport
  • Keep track of activities, honors, awards and accomplishments
  • It is not too early to talk about college finances
  • Read, read, read, read, read