Talk to your counselor and teachers about College Preparatory and Advanced Placement (AP) classes. Remember that most colleges and univesities look for a minimum of 4 years English, 3 years of math, 3 years of social studies, 3 years of science, and 2 years of foreign language. Course selection for upcoming year will begin in the late fall. Changes to course selection need to be completed by February 1.
Use your planner to keep track of courses taken and grades earned. Colleges are looking for B average students.
Update your high school portfolio
list of awards and honors
list of school and community activities
list and description of community service hours (volunteer work)
list and description of employment
Continue involvement in activities both in and out of school. Look for leadership opportunities in these activities.
Continue working on community service hours. You should have at least 20 recorded hours at the end of sophomore year. Turn in completed hours to the Guidance Office.
Take the PSAT in October as a practice. (Scores will not count for the National Merit)
Continue to research careers and employment readiness skills/education requirements.
Research post-secondary education options.
Find out how to save for college and explore available resources to pay for college.