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College-bound? Maximize your winter break!


Blog header: Maximize Your Winter Break

Winter break is an important period of time every year to rest and relax. However, it’s also a great opportunity to take your focus off everyday homework tasks and zero in on what is important to you in your future. Below are some tips on how to make the most of your winter break, from grades 7-12, as inspired by Own Your Own Future's College Roadmaps.


Middle School -                    


9th Grade -


10th Grade -


11th grade -

Winter break of junior year should be ACT/SAT crunch time!


12th grade -

Depending on what schools you are applying to, you may not have submitted applications, or you may already have committed to a college! For your winter break:


Texas OnCourse would never encourage you to be working every second of your break - your brain needs rest! - but doing a little bit every day, whether it be reading, volunteering, or making plans for your future, will make the path to college that much easier!

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Katie Stone

Katie Stone is our social media manager. With a Bachelor of Arts from Tulane University, Katie worked as a college access coach for College Forward and as the marketing manager for the CATCH Global Foundation before coming to Texas OnCourse.

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