Freshman year is over and you’re finally settling in to life at WA. But don’t get too comfortable! During your sophomore and junior years there’s a lot to think about -- like what are you planning on doing after high school?
While it may seem like you have a lot of time to figure out what you want to do after high school, graduation day has a way of sneaking up on you. Stay one step ahead with a plan. Thinking about going to college? Sign up to take your PSAT (pre-scholastic aptitude test) with the guidance office. It’s a great way to practice for the real thing you’ll take your junior year. You will also want to think about visiting colleges and universities that have the characteristics and degree offerings that you are interested in. What about technical school? Check out the hands-on learning classes like automotive repair, boatbuilding, and culinary arts.
During your sophomore and junior year you also want to make sure you are taking challenging classes and are involved in extra-curricular activities like playing on a sports team or getting involved with a club or committee that interests you. A summer or part-time job as well as an internship or volunteer work in the community will also impress college admissions counselors.