Preparing for college is definitely a multi-level task. You’re going to want to make sure that when you are in the classroom that you are challenging yourself, especially in an area that you are passionate about. If you love English or if you love science, maybe take an honors or an AP course in that area. Colleges also want to see that you are involved outside the classroom, so joining a club, participating in a team sport and volunteering all of those things are nice to see. If you want to take on a leadership role that shows responsibility, and that prepares you for college as well. Really making sure that you find your passion in and out of the classroom are things that are going to help you prepare for college.