Sophomore Year Timeline

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    • Colleges look for well rounded students. If your child has room in their daily schedule, encourage them to help build their college portfolio by considering a part time job, volunteer work, academic enrichment programs, summer workshops and camps.

     

    • Start helping your child consider taking tests to prepare them for the ACT and SAT. The PSAT in the fall of your student’s sophomore year, is a great way to prepare for the SAT.

     

    • Explore financial aid options with your student. Start becoming familiar with terms like FAFSA, scholarships and grants.

     

    • Is your student ready for AP or other honor-level courses? Have they joined a sport or an extra curricular activity? Time to serious consider these options for your junior year, if you haven’t already.

     

    • At the end of the sophomore year, take a look at your student’s transcripts and see if your student is on track to pursue the path they wish. Summer is a great time to work on any grade replacement and that needs to happen from the first two years.

     

    • Colleges put a lot of weight on your student’s GPA. If your child has a grade point average under a 3.0 at the end of their sophomore year, please talk to a counselor about ways to increase it.

     

    • Continue this year making a list of all the different possibilities of post secondary options.

     

    • Continue to keep file of any awards, certificates, report cards, volunteering and community service.

     

    • By the end of this year, your student should have at least 12 credits. If not, please contact your student’s counselor to talk about options.