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Sophomore Year Calendar

Naviance Presentation


August

  • Update 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.
  • Utilize other resources available to you such as Aeries Portal and Haiku. Aeries will serve as a tool to monitor your grades.

September

  • Check with your counselor to ensure you are taking A-G courses and on track for graduation.
  • If you are planning to play Div 1 or Div 2 sports in college, review the NCAA requirements:  NCAA Eligibility Center Quick Reference
  • Back To School Night: Remind your Parents!
  • Get involved in clubs: Foothill Clubs

October

November

  • Attend the TUSD College and Career Night at Tustin High School at 7:00 pm on November 7th.
  • Increase your commitment to extra- curricular activities so you will stand out on your college applications.
  • Attend Report Card Night in the FHS Gym.

December

  • Maintain your GPA and get involved in extra-curricular activities.

January

  • Attend Scores Back Night on January 22, 6:30pm with your parents to review and understand your PSAT results.
  • Complete “Strength Explorer” on NAVIANCE during your Sophomore CCR lesson. Click on tab:  “ABOUT ME” then click on “PERSONALITY TYPE”.
  • Research colleges that you’re interested in either NAVIANCE or College board Big Future. College Board Big Future
  • If 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.
  • Get 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.
  • Study for Finals!

February

  • Create a California State University (CSU Mentor) account.  1st semester grades are completed and students can input those grades into their profile. CSU Mentor
  • Fill out your course selection sheet for next semester.  Make sure you signed up for A-G courses.
  • Complete your Personality/Do As You Are Survey on Naviance.

March

  • Meet with your Counselor and turn in your course selection sheet.
  • Be 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 – May

  • Start or continue your family college discussion: What, Where, How?
  • Consider participating in a summer program.
  • Study for Finals and finish the year strong!