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Sophomore Information

  • Meet with Mrs. Page to discuss college majors and career goals.

  • Narrow down the list of colleges and universities you are interested in attending.

  • Enroll in challenging classes, especially college preparatory courses, such as Geometry, Algebra 2, Trigonometry, Pre-calculus, and chemistry. Consider enrolling in Advanced Placement (AP) and Honors courses, if available.

  • Take a foreign language, in addition to English, History, Mathematics, and Science.

  • Prepare for taking tests to fulfill high school graduation requirements (such as the Alabama high School Graduation Exam).

  • Sign up and take the Preliminary Scholastic Assessment Test (PSAT), if available.

  • Students who are preparing for college should sign up and take the PLAN Assessment (Pre-ACT assessment).

  • Prepare for college entrance tests: Scholastic Achievement Test (SAT) and/or the American College Testing (ACT) exam. Use prep books and software. Plan to take these tests at the beginning of your junior year. You will need to register a month before you can take the SAT or the ACT exam.

  • Explore summer opportunities such as jobs, internships, job shadowing, volunteer work, and summer programs.

  • Visit college Web sites and complete information request forms.

  • In the spring, talk to Mrs. Page, teachers, and parents to plan your junior year.

  • Write a resume with the help of your parents, teachers, or counselor.


  • Do your best in class, study hard, complete all assignments, and earn good grades (A's and B's).

  • Develop and practice good attendance habits.

  • Develop good study habits and organizational habits.

  • Be involved in extracurricular activities, volunteer projects, and sports you enjoy.

  • Learn a foreign language.

  • Read books on a summer reading list recommended by teachers. Review Mathematics and Science as well.

  • Participate in summer enrichment programs.

  • Think about career and occupational opportunities for your future.

  • Keep a file of important documents and notes (copies of report cards, lists of awards and honors, lists of volunteer activities, paid work, etc.).

  • Save money for your college education.

  • Check into financial aid programs and scholarships and explore external scholarship opportunities, such as Army ROTC.