1. Your sophomore year should be a year of personal growth. In addition to working hard in school and being involved in a variety of activities, try to identify your personal abilities, aptitudes and interests. Look for ways to further develop talents and skills.
2. Take an assessment test, such as the PLAN or PSAT to gauge strengths and get an idea of whether you prefer a major university or a community college.
3. Continue taking challenging courses and maintain at least a 3.5 GPA for scholarships. Remember that every grade counts.
4. Update your ECAP on azcis.intocareers.org. Extracurricular activities count, so get involved! Hold a STUGO office for your class or the school. Compete in sports. Get involved with Knowledge Bowl. Choose a club: FBLA, FCCLA, FFA, HOSA and learn new skills. Do you volunteer in the community or your church? Keep track of your hours online.
5. Establish a good rapport early with your teachers and leaders at school and in the community. Your relationship with them matters! They will be whom you turn to when it comes time to write you a stellar letter of recommendation!