Welcome to sophomore year, this is the middle year between figuring out high school and getting connected with NYHS last year; and a year of PSAT, SAT, ACT and a narrowing of your college list which will come next year. Enjoy this year, and use the time to continue to beef up your application with activities, honors and good grades.
✔ GRADES, GRADES, & GRADES
Just as important as your freshman grades, your sophomore year will make up the second third of your GPA which will be sent to colleges.
✔ LEARN ABOUT THE ADMISSIONS PROCESS
Come see Mrs. Gee or search online to learn what your favorite schools require for admission. You still have time to get involved in clubs, or take additional course work to strengthen your application to your top choice schools. You don’t want to find out halfway through your junior year your first choice school requires 3 years of a foreign language!
✔ STAY ON TRACK WITH YOUR COURSES
Work with your counselor to schedule courses which will keep you on track for graduation, provide an appropriate challenge for you and allow you to explore your interests.
✔ TAKE THE PSAT
You will take the PSAT in the Fall. Talk to Mrs. Gee if you want help understanding your results and to review graduation and college admission requirements.
Stay involved with your activities and take advantage of opportunities for leadership roles.
✔ HONORS & AWARDS
Keep a list of honors and awards you have received since your freshman year; this way when you get ready to apply for college you won’t forget any you’ll have everything in one spot.
✔ USE YOUR SUMMER
Use your time off over the summer break to find ways to volunteer and build your credentials. Check with Mrs. Gee for help finding volunteer or internship possibilities.