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For Sophomores:
Checklist and Calendar

PSAT (National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test) -- All Sophomores will have the opportunity to take the Preliminary SAT on Wednesday October 16th, 2019. This test is good practice for timed, standardized testing, especially the SAT and is also used for those who take it in 11th grade to determine National Merit Scholarship qualification.

Test fees are $17 which should be paid when you sign up in the counseling office.

Free PSAT prep is available through the College Board website or download our PSAT prep presentation (above).

  • Consider applying for the Hugh O’Brien Summer Leadership Programs.
  • Monitor your progress toward earning the Millennium Scholarship; students need a cumulative GPA of 3.25 or an ACT score of 21.
  • Prepare for the Math and English End of Course Exams (EOCs) in the spring.
  • Begin researching post-secondary schools.
  • Talk with your parents, teachers, and counselors about a variety of jobs/careers.
  • Review PSAT results to determine areas of strengths/and improvements.
  • Meet with your counselor in the spring to review your Educational Plan and to register for courses for your junior year.
  • Discuss course options with your parents and how they related to post-secondary options.
  • Consider taking Advanced Placement (AP) courses in your junior year.
  • Check your credits – you should have 12 credits at the end of your sophomore year.
  • Visit local college campuses with your parents and take visitor tours during the summer after 10th grade.
  • Check the school’s job board for summer employment opportunities.
  • Remember to read during the summer!
  • Access the school website for guidance information, details about parent nights, programs and opportunities.
  • Monitor your child’s grades—have your child access teacher for tutoring.
  • Make sure your child attends school regularly and on time.
  • Encourage your child to explore career opportunities utilizing the Nevada Career Information System (NCIS).
  • Consider contributing to a college savings plan.
  • Monitor your progress toward earning the Millennium Scholarship and understand what is needed to remain qualified. 
  • Encourage your child to stay involved in school and community-based extra curricular activities, including sports, music, and clubs.
  • Help your child update resume file.