Counseling » Sophomores


Applying for college is just two years away. Continue taking college preparatory courses to be ready for college-level work.
  • Take the most challenging courses you can this year.
  • Discuss your future dreams with your high school counselor at least once a semester.
  • Explore your options for TechPrep courses - you can get college credit for technical classes you take in high school.
  • Plan to take the Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test (PSAT) and the National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (NMSQT). It's the key to some scholarships.
  • Read, read, read. Work on your writing skills.
  • Learn about current affairs. Keep on top of world news.
  • Keep your grades up.
  • Take part in summer enrichment programs and special workshops that focus on a particular subject, such as science or math.
  • Update your record of activities and/or community service project, including recent accomplishments and awards.
  • Start planning the extracurricular activities you want to be involved in next year.