Frisco High School

What you can do to get ready for College as a High School Sophmore:

         
 

Students

  • Make as high of a grade as possible in all your classes – the higher your grades, the higher your rank. 
    • Colleges are looking for students who are in the top half of their class – aim to be there!
  • Take the most challenging course work possible.
  • Join school activities!! 
    • Colleges look for well rounded, committed individuals who show some leadership skills!
  • Volunteer!! 
    • Community service is becoming more and more important in the college admissions process.
  • Keep a list of school activities, honors, awards, employment, volunteer work, community activities, etc.
  • READ, READ,READ! 
    • It’s a great way to increase your SAT/ACT scores.
  • Take PLAN in November. 
    • This is a practice ACT test.
  • Take PSAT in October. 
    • This is a practice SAT test.
  • Begin to explore and discuss college options. The internet is a wonderful resource for exploring your options.
  • Plan your junior year carefully. Know your graduation Option (1,2,or 3) and plan accordingly.
 

Parents:

  • Monitor your child’s academic progress. Make sure you see all 3 week and 6 week reports. 
    • Do not assume someone will call you if there is a problem. 
    • Provide encouragement and support.
  • Encourage your son or daughter to become involved in a wide variety of activities. 
    • Volunteer work and community service are important. 
    • Keep a list of activities –including dates.
  • Help your son or daughter plan meaningful summer activities. 
    • Make plans for your child to take a class, play organized sports, develop a hobby, work, volunteer, etc.
  • Have your child sign up for and take PLAN. 
    • This is during school and is a practice ACT test.
  • Your child can also take the PSAT.
  • Save, Save, Save!!