Be  concise. Use bullet points. Use active verbs.  Avoid complete sentences. 

Students should begin developing a resume during the 10th grade year in order to begin capturing their experiences:

The goal is to demonstrate to the college that the applicant is capable of academic success; therefore, the bulk of the resume should describe academic achievements and school-related activities.


Choose a template:

Sample Resume for High School Students

See the example to 

A few high school  examples resumes online that may help you with ideas. 

Resume image above is from Cappex 's website, a College Search webiste: 

Writing a Summary Statement

A summary statement: a brief/concise statement at the top of your resume that highlights your accomplishments and skills


Lauren’s Summary Statement

Detail-oriented, mature high school sophomore pursuing the IB diploma seeking a part-time position where I can use my problem solving and communication skills to provide excellent customer service. 

Laya’s Summary Statement

Empathetic, hardworking high school sophomore, pursuing IB Diploma and looking for medical internships to help develop skills and necessary experience. 

Here are some examples from the ASVAB Career Exploration Program website:

Source Link: 

Highlight Your Experience

American Cancer Society Relay for Life

Student Volunteer, 2016 – Present

Provide an Education Section

Meridian World School

Graduation Date: May 2025

GPA: 3.7

Relevant coursework: Design, Visual Arts, Yearbook

Awards & Achievements

Here are a few examples of awards or achievements::

Hard and Soft Skills

Hard Skills

Soft Skills

Active Verbs








Tomas Domingo


(555) 111-2233


I am a motivated, aspiring finance and accounting professional seeking an opportunity to learn alongside industry leaders in the tech space where I can apply my skills and further develop my passion for mathematics.

Experience & Activities

Finance & Accounting Internship

Crane & Jenkins, Fall 2018

Mathletes Team Captain, 2017–2018


Thompson’s Grocery, 2015–2017


River Tech High School

Graduation Date: May 2019

GPA: 3.8

Relevant coursework: Intro to Business Studies, Calculus 1 & 2, Advanced Geometry

Awards & Achievements

Skills & Abilities