Sophomores are expected to build on the academic base established in the freshmen year. Students continues to engage in athletics, community service, clubs and other extracurricular and co-curricular activities that build on their special strengths and interests. Utilize your Naviance Student/X2VOL portal to log volunteer hours and research colleges.
Each fall, sophomores take the PSAT as a practice test. They will receive their results and gain a familiarity with the process of taking the SAT test. Each spring, a practice ACT is administered to all sophomores. The results provide direction for educational and career planning and has the additional benefit of providing practice for the ACT assessment. Exposure to both the ACT and SAT gives each student insight in their testing style and aid in planning for their junior testing.
Students are encouraged to build on areas on interest by doing summer enrichment, which may mean studying abroad in a language immersion program, doing a community service project or taking special courses for high school students offered at leading colleges and universities. General information on a broad range of summer programs for grades nine through twelve is available here and on the Guidance website. Students are also encouraged to seek summer employment.