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 3419 Encourage involvement Help your child find meaningful activities to be involved in, both in and out of school. Talk to your child about taking a college practice test To help students prepare for the ACT and SAT, some high schools offer the PSAT 10 or PreACT. Many sophomores also take the PSAT/NMSQT for practice, even though this test is primarily for juniors. Your child’s counselor will have information on which tests are available at your school. Explore and discuss college options Gather information, go to college fairs, and make informal college visits. Encourage your child to start thinking about his/her interests and abilities in terms of possible college majors. Help select appropriate 11th grade courses Inthespring,reviewyourchild’sfour-yearhighschoolplanandhelpyourchild select the most appropriate courses for the following year. Consider dual credit courses Many high schools have programs that enable students to take courses for both high school and college credit. For information on dual credit course options, talk to your child’s school counselor. Discuss summer activities Help your child choose meaningful activities for the summer months. Look for activities that relate to a career he/she may want to consider. Update your child’s “Activities Record” Make sure that all sophomore activities and awards are added to your child’s “Activities Record.” Also encourage your child to start saving copies of any- thing he/she may want to include in a portfolio (artwork, game tapes, writing samples, newspaper clippings, etc.). Add money to your college savings account Having money saved will give your child more options and reduce the need for loans.