As noted above, Grade Eleven is the last chance most students will have to make meaningful adjustments to their class standing, grades, etc. It is the year when life after high school first comes into focus, and the year when important decisions about higher education, the military, etc. begin to congeal. There is a common misconception among younger high school students that these are matters best reserved for ones senior year. In fact, decisions about ones future are usually made BEFORE the beginning of the senior year. That year is spent with applications for college admissions, scholarships, loans, meetings with military recruiters, etc. For that reason, the eleventh grade is the last best chance one has to adjust his course in life before one leaves high school.