Sophomore Time Line
- Your grades = Money! Keep those grades up all year! Your GPA is directly linked to your grades; the higher the GPA, the more options you will have for both scholarships and colleges.
- Work on the service learning hours. See Ms. Mah in 332 after school for more information.
- Stay involved. Consider joining another club or sport this year if you have not done so.
- Create your resume this year. Use the list of extracurricular activities, awards, distinctions to build your resume.
- Begin discussing colleges and requirements with your teachers and counselor.
- Begin identifying possible careers. Is possible, interview someone in the field you are.
- Meet with your counselor to ensure you are on track to graduate.
- Begin researching careers that might be a good fit with your interests and goals.
- Discuss Dual Credit courses if you are interested in taking one during your sophomore year.
Summer (June-Aug.). You will have to take the Compass test to see if you qualify for these courses.
- Plan to participate in summer enrichment programs this year. See your counselor for more information.
- Schedule college visits over the summer with your parents. This is a great time to take a road trip and visit campuses in Illinois or out of state.
- Work on service learning hours. Volunteer at not-for-profit organizations to complete your service learning hours. Get involved in activities that interest you or let you explore career interests.