Sophomore year is a great time to engage in opportunities to assist in discovering personal preferences regarding potential college and career options. Explore your career options in more detail - research possible careers to learn about the tasks, education, and training necessary for each occupation. Stay involved with your extracurricular activities (or begin new ones) and work towards leadership positions in the activities you like best. Consider involvement in community service/volunteer activities and explore summer enrichment opportunities.
●Concentrate on academic preparation
●Develop and deepen non-classroom activities to show involvement, leadership, and commitment
●Begin keeping a record of all school and community service
●Thinking about goals and interests in terms of possible majors and careers is helpful. Ask your Career Development Coordinator (CDC) about apprenticeship programs and internships while in high school. (Ms. Coley Lcoley@chccs.k12.nc.us)
●Start researching ACT & SAT resources and study guides
- SAT resources are available at www.collegeboard.org
- ACT resources are available at www.actstudent.org
- Ask the career development coordinator about the Career and College Promise Program.
- (Dual enrollment opportunity - earn up to 15 college transfer credits and/or certifications while in high school)
- If you haven’t already, begin to complete service learning hours. (minimum of 25 required for graduation)
- Service learning website – http://www.chccs.k12.nc.us/academics/service-learning
- Check in with your counselors and/or teachers for help in making future course selections in your area of interest