The sophomore year can be a little tricky for high school students. There is less excitement about this school year, as compared to their freshman year, when they were new to high school. Also, exploring and talking about post-secondary options isn't usually a focus yet. So, during the sophomore year, especially during the first semester, most sophomores have less pressure about college compared to those in their junior year. However, this IS the year that families should begin to think more about career exploration and the college search process. But more importantly, it's a time to start building your personal resumé. Here are some steps that students can be taking during the sophomore year:
1. TAKE THE PSAT FOR PRACTICE
2. PARTICIPATE IN EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES
3. SCHEDULE WISELY
4. START EXPLORING CAREER OPTIONS
5. GET A BASELINE ACT AND SAT SCORE
Getting a head start during the sophomore year will remove some of the stress typically associated with that academically challenging junior year.
Does your student need help getting prepared for the sophomore year? Are they ready for their junior year? The Freedom of Choice School Counselor can help! Check out our Sophomore Academic Planning Packages here. We can help plan the sophomore year and be prepared for the next!