10th Grade

Sophomore Year Timeline

September - December

  • Keep your grades up! Academic success has many benefits – ex. Honor Roll, NHS, eligibility for scholarships and awards senior year, etc.

  • Use effective study habits – being organized is half the battle!

  • Stay on top of all your homework/projects – write them down in your agenda.

  • Go for extra help with your teachers before or after school.

  • Email your teachers with questions/concerns if it’s after school hours.

  • Consider signing up for an NHS tutor if you need additional academic support.

  • Remember, you must pass 6 classes each semester to stay eligible for sports.

  • Introduce yourself to your new counselor if they haven’t reached out to you yet.

  • Consider taking the PSAT’s in October. Registration is on-line.

  • Get involved in clubs, sports, and/or volunteer work.  It’s a great way to meet new people and learn new skills.

  • Start thinking about career paths/areas of interest that you would like to pursue in the future.  

  • Complete one of the career interest surveys in Naviance to help you figure out what those interests are. 
    Go to:  NAVIANCE


January - June

  • Attend your Sophomore Seminar with the school counselors in January.

  • Complete the Morris County School of Technology application if you are interested in attending their share-time program – due end of January.

  • Before your scheduling appointment at the end of January/early February, review your 4-year high school plan to determine the most appropriate classes for you.  

  • Consider taking the ASVAB test in February.  It’s an excellent career assessment tool and anyone can take it, not just students interested in a military career.  See Mr.  Douglas for more information.

  • If you need working papers, see one of the Guidance secretaries.

  • Consider getting a summer job in the field you might be interested in.  

  • Look into summer enrichment experiences at prospective colleges.

  • Finish the school year strong!
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