10th Grade


WELCOME SOPHOMORES!
Congratulations! You survived your first year of high school.  Visit the counseling website and your class page frequently for updated information.
 
SOPHOMORE TO DO LIST
  • Get to know your counselor We are here to answer any questions you may have.
  • During the month of October and again in March, apply for California Scholarship Federation.  See details on the CSF page. 
  • In March, apply for the National Honor Society on the NHS page.
  • Counselors will present valuable information for 10th grade students in March during Registration Presentations (for fall classes) including SDUHSD graduation requirements, college entrance requirements, testing information, Naviance, and general tips.

  • Check the counseling website and this webpage periodically.
  • Check your grades on Aeries regularly. Progress reports and report cards are not mailed so we are counting on you to be logging in to check your grades weekly.
  • Start your career and college exploration in Naviance. If you have not already, sign up for your Naviance account.   Use your legal name and student ID# for registration. 
  • Make sure that you provide a valid e-mail address because the counseling department will send you important messages specifically aimed at your grade level.
  • Time management is crucial in high school.  You'll have more homework and more activities to balance-stay organized!
  • Stay on top of your homework and see your teachers for extra help.  They are happy to schedule a time to meet with you.  Free after-school tutoring is available M-Th in the library- stop in for help!
  • Get to know your teachers.  They want you to be successful in high school.
  • Attend your in-class grade-level counseling presentations and ask questions!  
  • You can create and revise a Four-Year Planat any time.  Make an appointment with your counselor if you want assistance with creating a plan.
  • Read the bi-weekly E-News to stay up to date with important information and events.
  • Play a sport, join a club, try out for a school play, attend all of our school events, and do things you love best! Be an active participant in the Maverick community.  
  • Tenth graders take the PSAT as part of the school day- in October. Taking this test will help you become familiar with the content and give you the experience of taking a standardized test.  Your scored report is a useful study tool to prepare for the SAT.  Interested in information about upcoming changes to the PSAT and SAT?  Visit College Board. 

Making High School Count: It is never too early to start thinking about your post high

school plans.  Find out how your academic record, extracurricular activities, and standardized

test results impact the college admissions process. 

 
NAVIANCE
Naviance is a program that allows students to assess their personality type, explore careers, majors, post-secondary opportunities and scholarships, and to apply to colleges effectively.  Naviance allows the counseling office to submit transcripts, secondary school reports, and letters of recommendation directly to colleges electronically.  If you are applying to a college, you NEED a Naviance account. Naviance will be regularly update, and it will include access to your GPA, test scores, a scholarship database and the college visit schedule.  LCC has customized pages for students, based on their grade-level, giving them access to appropriate resources for course, college, and career planning. Some of the available resources include:

  •  Researching local scholarship options
  • Searching for colleges and viewing multimedia college profiles
  • Displaying scattergrams and application statistics from LCC
  • Registering for college visits
  • Requesting letters of recommendation
  • Accessing web links and custom pages for LCC (Brag Packet, etc.) 
  • Exploring personality types and career interests
  • Researching careers
  • Creating a resume