High School – Sophomore


Grade 10

  • Say out loud “I am going to college.”
  • Explore all high school diploma options – For example Honors, Advanced Placement, and International Baccalaureate.
  • Continue to meet with a counselor to discuss high school course selections while keeping college admissions requirements in mind.
  • Coursework should include geometry or algebra II, English, social studies, chemistry, and a foreign language.
  • Research college requirements and application deadlines.
  • Take the PSAT/NMSQT – A student who scores high and meets other academic performance criteria may qualify for the National Merit Scholarship Program, visit www.nationalmerit.org
  • Become familiar with college admissions requirements and offerings, the ACCUPLACER test may be taken for placement in math, English, or reading, visit www.collegeboard.com/student/testing/accuplacer
  • Enroll in Honors courses in high school.
  • Enroll in AP (Advanced Placement) courses in high school –A student may ultimately receive college credit with a qualifying AP exam test score.
  • Be sure to keep your grades up!
  • Talk to your counselor to keep updated on the requirements for the Nevada Governor Guinn Millennium Scholarship, visit http://www.nevadatreasurer.gov/GGMS/GGMS_Home/
  • As college funds continue to grow, investigate federal, state, and private financial aid options, visit https://studentaid.gov/ for more information.
  • Practice and prepare for the ACT. The ACT is required for high school graduation. You want to do the best you can!
    • Visit Ed Ready for practice test and study guides to be better prepared for the ACT and/or SAT.

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  • Visit local college and university campuses, take visitor tours, and ask others about their college experiences.
  • Here are some tips for any exams that you might be taking.