Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24 Page 25 Page 26 Page 27 Page 28 Page 29 Page 30 Page 31 Page 32 Page 33 Page 3418 During their sophomore year, students need to take college prep courses and work hard to get the best grades possible. They also need to look for ways to further develop their interests, talents, and skills. Continue to monitor academic progress Your child’s courses this year are likely to be more difficult than they were last year, and additional study may be necessary. Encourage your child to work hard, and discuss how good grades will provide more college options and opportunities. 10th Grade Advising Your Sophomore Help select appropriate 10th grade courses In the spring, review your child’s four-year high school plan and help your child select the most appropriate courses for the following year. Plan meaningful summer activities Makesureyourchildengagesinpositive,meaningful activities over the summer. Encourage him/her to join an athletic team, take a course, develop a hobby, read, and/or volunteer at an animal shelter, hospital, or nursing home. Many colleges also have excellent summer programs for high school students. Discuss Internet use Remind your child not to post anything on a social networking site such as Facebook that he/she wouldn’t want a college admissions officer to see. Admissions officers do check these sites. Start a college savings account If you haven’t started saving for college yet, begin now. Also look into 529 Plans. For information on 529 educational savings and prepaid tuition plans, go to