Faculty who will support sophomores during the 2019-2020 school year include: Mr. Adam Erickson (G-M) Mrs. Katie Holman (A-F), Mr. Bob Meyer (Q-Z), and Mrs. Tammy Ring, our Learning Consultant.
In a student's Sophomore year, he can expect to formally meet with his counselor at least once a semester. During these meetings, counselors will review freshman year, create goals for their sophomore year, go over class selection and registration for the following year, and continue to discuss college and career planning. Sophomores will take the Pre-ACT test, which is the ACT prep test. Sophomores will also have an opportunity to take the PSAT if they choose to.
Sophomores will be encouraged to begin researching colleges. Opportunities for this include our school's college fair as well as signing up to meet with college reps that visit our campus. Sophomores will also learn about new Naviance/Family Connection skills and resources to assist in their college research.
Of great importance is the 4 year planning guide. This guide will help students choose the appropriate course for each core curriculum (Mathematics/Science/Enlgish/Social Studies/Foreign Language). This includes the honors track for as well as what ACC/AP courses are available and what are the prerequisites for each.
It is also important to understand the difference between Honors, AP, and ACC courses as you register for classes.
Naviance https://student.naviance.com/stjohnvhs - Investigate career interests, research colleges, search for scholarship opportunities
During a student's sophomore year, he may choose to begin conversations with representatives from area colleges that visit during the day. Find out more on our College Rep Visits page.
From time to time, our counseling department is contacted by companies and organizations that would like to hire our students. If you are seeking a position for part-time or summer work, please check out the bulletin board in the 200 Hallway.
Action Steps for Sophomore Students: