There are a number of things students should do throughout their high school careers to prepare for college. (Sources: Kentucky Department of Education and Council on Postsecondary Education)
The table below outlines various minimum curricula for the state of Kentucky.
The following restrictions on electives have been established by the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA) as prerequisite to receiving the Kentucky Educational Excellence Scholarship (KEES). For more information, visit http://www.kheaa.com/website/kheaa/curriculum?main=1.
High schools will be allowed to substitute integrated, applied, interdisciplinary and / or higher level courses if the alternative course provides the same or greater academic rigor and the course covers the minimum required content areas or exceeds the minimum required content areas (applicable components of 703 KAR 4:060 (Academic Expectations).
Authorized substitutions include, but are not limited to, honors courses, advanced placement courses, dual credit (high school / college) courses, and courses taken at postsecondary education institutions.
You should always do your best in school, take challenging classes, and stay involved in school and community-based extracurricular activities. In addition, consider the following tips in each year of high school. (Source: Federal Student Aid web site)
The following is a detailed timeline of college preparations you should make during your senior year.
There are many credentials you can pursue in college. Here's an overview.