Now that you have transitioned fully to high school, make this your year to shine. Here are three goals for sophomore year:
• Get your study plan together early.
• Check in with teachers regularly .
• Understand how your GPA is determined.
• Counseling-Make an appointment with Mrs. Apgar to discuss academic or personal concerns.
• ABI-Sign up to check grades.
• Visit the College and Career Center.
• Academic support-Stay after school in Room 71 to study or in Room 48 at lunch for math help.
Activities offer students the ability to learn leadership skills, team building, and time management. Students can include some activity involvement on college applications and resumes. Student activities at KHS include agriculture, clubs, drama productions, music, sports, and student government. Some students find opportunities in the local community to volunteer.
Appointments for academic questions and personal-social issues are taken on a daily basis. To request an appointment, sign up on the clipboard in the office. It is located on Mrs. Matthews’ desk. The counseling office is also open before and after school. Students are encouraged to email questions to Mrs. Apgar at the following address: [email protected]
In the late fall and early winter months, all sophomores will receive an academic presentation in their English classroom. The presentation will be followed by an individual meeting with the counselor to review academic progress and post secondary goals. Each student will receive a college and career folder of resources.
University bound sophomores and juniors will want to sign up in mid September to take the PSAT. This is a practice test for the SAT and is given on high school campuses across the nation in October. This year’s test fee is $14.00. Along with their results, students will receive an interpretation of their scores in January. Look for more information in the school bulletin during September.
You know the deal: There are just 24 hours in each day. What you do with that time makes all the difference. While high-school students average 35 hours per week of class time, college students log an average of 15 to 18 hours per week.
Getting your "free" time under control now will help prepare you for managing that extra 20 hours a week come freshman year of college — when you'll need to study and want to socialize more than ever.
If you don't already, start using a daily planner. This could be a datebook you keep in your bag, an online version you maintain at home, or both. It's easy to over-schedule or "double-book" if we aren't careful. Manage your time wisely and you'll get the maximum out of each day.
If you've got them, great. If not — well, there's still time to develop them. Good study habits include these basics:
It's important to set goals, as long as they're attainable. Setting goals that are unreasonably high is a set-up — you'll be doomed to frustration and disappointment.
Listen to your teacher and stay focused. Be sure that you understand the lesson. If you don't understand something, ask questions! You've heard it before, but "the only dumb question is the one you don't ask" is absolutely true. If you've been paying attention, it definitely won't be a dumb question.
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