Sophomore Guide to Graduating College and Career Ready!
- Strive for academic success! Remember that the higher your grades, the more options you have when you apply for colleges and scholarships.
- Review PLAN results with counselor or postsecondary education staff (e.g., college & career coach, teachers).
- Develop a postsecondary portfolio on WNI which includes your academic achievements, resume, research on colleges and careers, scholarships you might be eligible for, certificates of participation/achievement, recommendation letters, and listings of your participation in clubs and extracurricular activities.
- Don’t forget that you need a minimum of 20 service-learning hours completed by the end of sophomore year. You can accumulate these through participation in community service activities.
- Attend college fairs and campus visits. Review college admissions requirements against your current course load. Adjust your high school educational plan as needed.
- Begin conducting scholarship searches.
- Meet with your counselor to confirm you are on track for graduation. Plan your junior year. Take the most challenging options available to you (AP, honors, IB, virtual High School).
- Apply for summer educational/vocational programs. Always try to relate your work/learning experiences to your postsecondary goals, and begin creating a resume.
Awareness | Readiness | Access | Success