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Success Tips for Sophomores
Ramping Up in 10th Grade

  • Developing excellent reading comprehension skills
  • Take charge of your study skills
  • Superior time management skills are key to success in 10th grade
  • Meet with your school counselor regularly to ensure that you’re fulfilling your academic obligations
  • Keep your grades up
  • Take a practice PSAT
  • Get involved in extra-curricular activities both in school and outside of school including community service
  • Take SAT subject tests
  • Start your college search
  • Begin learning about the college admissions process
  • Do summer planning

Find and download all tips for each grade in The Get Into College High School Program. Click the image below.



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    Service Offering for Sophomore Year

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    Your student’s high school career is moving by at a fast pace, making proper planning for college imperative. We help bring college admission into tighter focus and begin setting the stage for the application process. With you, we exhort your student to focus on positive trends in grades, test scores and leadership roles, as well as activities both within and outside of the school environment.

    Andrea (Andi) Frimmer, M.Ed., the “get your kid into college” lady, will:

    • Add information that captures the essence of the student
    • Maintain a Brag Book that chronicles all extracurricular and school-based activities
    • Review course selection plan that challenges the student and assists in achieving his or her long-term
      college goals
    • Incorporate remediation of weaknesses into action plan
    • Track grades to insure successful completion of long-term goals
    • Compare grades to academic goals quarterly
    • Determine appropriate summer activities based on student’s interests and expertise
    • Incorporate programs that will enhance college application, such as internships and summer scholar
      programs of interest
    • Participate in SAT prep course for PSAT exam in October of junior year
    • Participate in PSAT exam in October
    • Take practice ACT/SAT in spring of tenth grade
    • Prepare for and take qualified SAT II subject tests
    • Prepare for and take AP exams in May
    • Determine demographics of consequence
    • Assess tier or selectivity level of colleges or universities
    • Choose 15 to 20 schools that fit the preliminary selection criteria
    • Follow these schools throughout the year for compatibility with your needs
    • Create a touring schedule and, throughout your son’s or daughter’s sophomore year, visit campuses that seem to fit your selection requirements

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