New Kent

High School

Engaging, Empowering, Educating

Information for Sophomores

* Get Involved! Join clubs or athletic teams here at the school. Volunteer in the community. Take advantage of the opportunities provided to you; they look great on any type of application you fill out.
* Keep track of all you do in high school. Update your resume.
* Continue self exploration by going to: and  These websites include assessments that allow you to investigate your interests.
* Stay focused! Every year you are in high school your grades are recorded on an academic transcript that will be sent to the college(s) you apply to your senior year. It is really important for you to commit yourself to your schoolwork now because it could impact which schools you will be able to get into when it is time to apply your senior year and it could determine the careers available to you after graduation.

Investigate College(s) & Their Entrance Requirements:
* This includes 2 and 4 year colleges and universities, trade schools, apprenticeship programs, and technical schools.
* Attend open houses.
* Spring Break is a great time to visit schools. Ask your counselor for questions to ask college representatives.
*Taking on a rigorous program of study and excelling in it are two of the biggest factors in admissions to four-year colleges and universities. Do not choose the easiest options; raise the bar in your best subjects!

When signing up for classes for your junior year, make sure to take challenging courses in your core academic subjects. Also, make sure you are signing up for classes that will help you meet your graduation requirements.


Please do not hesitate to contact your counselor should questions arise as you prepare for your post high school plans.

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Sign Up for 10th Grade Meetings!
Click on the link under your assigned counselor to sign up:

A-E Liz Ahlfield [email protected]

G-Ma Rita Richardson [email protected]

Mc-Sn Jennifer Dwiggins [email protected]

So-Z Pam Nixon [email protected]

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