Back-to-School Road Map: Sophomores

Welcome back to school! I hope your summer gave you the chance to reflect on your first year of high school. Take some time to think about what you accomplished and what you’d like to accomplish this year.  Then share these goals with someone who will support you and help you hold yourself accountable.

Now that you’re past your freshman year, you’ll find you’re expected to be more independent and on top of things.  Most 10th graders are also taking more challenging classes and have an increased workload. If you think you’d benefit from upgrading your study skills and are in the DC area, check out this workshop offered in October by my colleague Paul Rivas.  If you’re not in DC, check out his book or his new online class.

While college may seem a long way off, it’s not to early to plan.  Start by registering for my event, College Admissions: A Road Map for 9th and 10th Grade Students on October 3.  Then save the date for the Washington, DC National College Fair on October 27 or another fair near you.  Finally, consider registering for a college tour this fall; it can be a local campus, or you can plan a trip that includes fall foliage, a football game, or some other fun activity.