Sophomore year is an important year to develop a comprehensive understanding of post-secondary options. This is the year for students to delve deeper and explore what they truly desire out of life, before the questions of what college or university to attend and what major to choose bombard them in their junior and senior years. Sophomores will be encouraged to cast a wide net, and become involved in various activities that have the potential to lead to a desired career path. It also means a little more responsibility to demonstrate the Gospel Values throughout the school day and at home. When students reach their sophomore year, they will be expected to do more work and take more responsibility. It’s expected that students improved their study skills during the freshman year and continue to refine what works and what doesn’t work during their sophomore year. The amount of homework increases, and the classes become even more challenging. It’s also the year for students to make up for any mistakes made during their freshman year and to improve their GPA.
One of the biggest obstacles of your high school career will be taking the SAT and/or ACT. Some students take only one, but others will take both. If you’re planning to go to college, these tests are pretty much mandatory, and they are weighted heavily in admission decisions. The best way to improve your testing abilities is to take the pre-SAT and/or pre-ACT tests. It’s important to learn this year the exam study skills that will help you focus. The PSAT will be administered to 10th and 11th grade students on Wednesday, October 11, 2017.
Choosing Electives Begins To Matter
When you’re a sophomore, electives begin to matter more to you both in refining your interests while also doing what will look good on college applications. Suddenly it seems like you’re not choosing electives just to have fun, but instead to get into the colleges you want to attend.