Now that you have learned the ropes of high school it's time
to begin thinking about your future. Your grades this year are
critical. If you are planning to apply to colleges this is the first year
of grades that most colleges will count. Use this year to begin thinking
about what you want to do after high school. Think about volunteering and
gaining experience in your fields of interest. Remember to talk your
counselor if you need any type of assistance. We are here to help.
What should I do in 10th grade to continue developing my post-high school plan?
Academics – Be sure to stay on top of your academic work. REMEMBER: Sophomore grades count for college
Review high-school four year plan– Be sure the courses you are taking meet the graduation requirements as well as any university or NCAA** requirements. (**National Collegiate Athlete Association – for students interested in playing sports in college). More information regarding these can be found on the Course Planning tab.
Research – Continue to research career and college options. Use Naviance to continue developing your interests and post-high school plan.
Start a list of colleges– Draw up a list of college majors or careers that interest you
Register for PSAT – This practice test will help you prepare for the SAT and help you identify your weaknesses. PSAT will be given in October
Volunteer – Begin exploring career interests by volunteering for various organizations in your field of interest.
Continue getting to know your guidance counselor – Continue to develop a working relationship with your counselor and ask him or her for advice regarding post high school plans.
Summer Programs – Explore summer programs or summer school to determine what’s right for you.
CSL Hours – Continue working on CSL hours by the end of sophomore year you should have at least 50 hours completed