Sophomore Information

10th Grade - Sophomore Year

Grades are important, but colleges also look for well-rounded students with well-developed interests. Think quality - rather than quantity - when planning your extracurricular activities and expand your horizons through clubs, work, or volunteer activities.

Things to Do in 10th Grade:
  • Meet with your school counselor to review your course load and make sure you are satisfying high school graduation and college entrance requirements.
  • Update your High School Planner at
  • Explore the College Test Prep section at to study for standardized tests.
  • Take the PSAT in the fall. The PSAT is excellent practice for taking the SAT, and this year your scores will not count for National Merit Scholarship consideration.
  • Continue to explore career interests and information.
  • Visit college campuses and "tour" colleges in the College Fair section at Talk with family and friends about their educational choices.
  • Continue saving for college.
  • Participate in academic enrichment programs.
  • Choose programs, summer workshops, and camps with a specialty focus such as computers, dance, drama, design, art, sports, media, science, music, etc.
  • If you are interested in attending a selective college, register for AP, honors, and advanced courses for 11th grade, if available.