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Checklist: Sophomore

Sophomore Year Calendar


Naviance Sophomore Presentation PDF

August

checkbox with gold borderUpdate your Naviance account with an email you check periodically. Make sure you create a professional email. Naviance will a tool to help you explore careers, colleges/universities, scholarships and important communication from counselors.

checkbox with gold borderUtilize other resources available to you such as Aeries Portal and Haiku. Aeries will serve as a tool to monitor your grades.

 

September

checkbox with gold borderCheck with your counselor to ensure you are taking A-G courses and on track for graduation.

 

checkbox with gold borderIf you are planning to play Div 1 or Div 2 sports in college, review the NCAA requirements:  NCAA Eligibility Center Quick Reference

 

checkbox with gold borderBack To School Night: Remind your Parents!

 

checkbox with gold borderGet involved in clubs: Foothill Clubs

 

October

checkbox with gold borderAll sophomores will take the SHMOOP Test (SHMOOP is a Pre-PSAT Test).  SHMOOP offers an on-line, in-depth review of the PSAT and tons of drills and practice tests. Shmoop

 

November

checkbox with gold borderAttend the TUSD College and Career Night at Tustin High School at 7:00 pm on November 7th.

 

checkbox with gold borderIncrease your commitment to extra- curricular activities so you will stand out on your college applications.

 

checkbox with gold borderAttend Report Card Night in the FHS Gym.

 

December

checkbox with gold borderMaintain your GPA and get involved in extra-curricular activities.

 

January

checkbox with gold borderAttend Scores Back Night on January 9, with your parents to review and understand your PSAT results.

 

checkbox with gold borderComplete “Strength Explorer” on NAVIANCE during your Sophomore CCR lesson. Click on tab:  “ABOUT ME” then click on “PERSONALITY TYPE”.

 

checkbox with gold borderResearch colleges that you’re interested in either NAVIANCE or College board Big Future. College Board Big Future

 

checkbox with gold borderIf there is a career or field that interests you, find someone who works in the business and ask if you can shadow them for a day or two.

 

checkbox with gold borderGet Organized: You will begin receiving email from colleges.  Keep your information in a file box or digital folder.  Keep all your test scores in a folder.

 

checkbox with gold borderStudy for Finals!

 

February

checkbox with gold borderCreate a California State University (CSU Mentor) account.  1st semester grades are completed and students can input those grades into their profile. CSU Mentor

checkbox with gold borderFill out your course selection sheet for next semester.  Make sure you signed up for A-G courses.

 

checkbox with gold borderComplete your Personality/Do As You Are Survey on Naviance.

 

March

checkbox with gold borderMeet with your Counselor and turn in your course selection sheet.

 

checkbox with gold borderBe sure to discuss registering for Honors and/or AP (Advanced Placement) courses next year. Advanced Placement courses grant college credit for exams taken in high school.

 

April – June

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Start or continue your family college discussion: What, Where, How?  Look into SAT/ACT summer workshops.

 

checkbox with gold borderConsider participating in a summer program.

 

checkbox with gold borderStudy for Finals and finish the year strong!