10th Grade Counseling Services Overview
The sophomore year is a great time for students to broaden their foundation by getting involved in extracurricular activities. When setting up the 4-year plan, counselors discuss standardized testing, colleges of interest, career interests, and any extracurricular activities. Our school offers a wide variety of clubs and honors societies that give students the opportunity to develop their interests. Many students also give back to the community by volunteering with different organizations. Through civic engagement students develop leadership skills, learn to take initiative, and learn to work with professionals. Furthermore, they see how they can make a difference in the world around them.
Sophomore Classroom Presentation
Counselors present to all sophomore students in the classroom and provide an overview on graduation and college entrance requirements. We also stress the importance of getting good grades, GPA calculation for college admissions and college admission testing information (PSAT, Practice-ACT, SAT/ACT).
College and Career Day/PreACT
The PreACT is offered during October of the sophomore year. All sophomores will have the opportunity to take this test. Test taking is a skill that must be practiced; the PreACT is a great opportunity for students to familiarize themselves with the timing and format of the ACT. This practice version will give them an unofficial score that will not be reported to any colleges. They also receive a print out of their results showing them what sections they are strong in and what areas need improvement. One thing that sets the PreACT apart from the PSAT is that it includes a career component in the results. In addition, all sophomores will also attend a motivational/inspirational assembly and attend our college fair.
Naviance Career Interest Finder
All sophomore students will take a career interest inventory to research various careers and a path for education (major, degrees, skills required, etc.) utilizing Naviance, an online college and career planning software available to all THS students.
College Planning Night
During this evening presentation for parents and students, we will review the test scores and have various breakout sessions for families interested in learning more about the admissions process for community colleges, UC, CSU and private universities.
Sophomore Counseling Conference – Spring Semester
This presentation covers high school graduation requirements, college admissions requirements and standardized testing. Students will also review their current transcript and academic progress. These appointments are scheduled throughout February and March. The sophomore counseling conference is a great place to get guidance on course selections for junior year.
NHS Tutoring: National Honors Society students are available in the Library after-school to tutor in any subject. To coordinate tutoring please contact Ms. Rashid at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Faculty Tutoring Program: THS offers free faculty tutoring during the week one hour prior to school and one hour after school in English, Mathematics and Sciences. Please see the faculty tutoring schedule which will be available after 1st quarter.
Khan Academy: Free online tutoring academy. Expert-created content and resources for every subject and level which include math, science, history, art history, economic and more. They offer free practice exercises, instructional videos, and a personalized learning dashboard that empower learners to study at their own pace in and outside of the classroom.