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Sophomores

For Sophomores:
Sophomore Academic Planning

All sophomores need to complete a four year academic plan.  This is approximately a 20 minute meeting with their counselor and parent to look at and register for junior year classes. Parents may attend the meeting in person or be available by phone.  Please sign up for an appointment by selecting the appropriate link for your student's last name below.  Please know this meeting is a graduation requirement.

Click on your counselor's name below to make an appointment:

Kira Brown / A-E

Shari Andreasen / F - Lef

Lisa Maslach / Leg - Re

Vanessa Ozolins / Ri - Z

Checklist and Calendar

Opportunity-- All Sophomores will have the opportunity to take the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT) on October 2015. Test fees are $15 due by Sept 18th to Pattie Dack. Free PSAT prep is available throughwww.collegeboard.org

  • 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.