Be diligent in choosing your summer plans. Working, volunteering or taking a summer course at a local college are all wonderful options. View the Advance Education options for high school students available at Folsom Lake College.
Start researching colleges that you might be interested in. The BigFuture tool on the CollegeBoard website is very helpful.
Find out whether the college you are interested in offers college nights or financial aid nights that you can attend.
Remember to keep a file of all honors, awards, activities, and volunteer service - even a scrawled post-it note in a folder or envelope will help you later in building a resume or filling out an application