You made your way through 9th grade, and now you're probably wondering what to expect your sophomore year in high school. It's not as nerve-wracking as your Freshman year, where everything is new. Instead, being a Sophomore means knowing enough to start your focus on college and your career path after high school. Being a 10th grader means taking things a little more seriously while being more comfortable in your surroundings.
When families move, high school students may suffer
SAT Strategies. Before you start thinking about which colleges to apply to or what you want to study in college, you need to take the right steps to get there. For many students, this means taking the SAT. You may be wondering when to start studying for the SAT. If you start too late, you won't get the highest score you're capable of. This gives you time to retake the SAT in spring if you want a higher score. Then if you score well, senior year will be freed up for your college applications.
Every Teen Needs a Champion
While teenagers sometimes act as if they know everything and don't need anyone, they probably need a champion more during these trying years than ever before. Teens today face a great deal of pressure and distractions that steer them away from meaningful connections. If I put no limits on my year-old son's use of technology, he may just game himself into oblivion. Relationships and connections are powerful.
During freshman year, students may still need significant support and guidance from their parents, but by senior year, most parents hope that their students will soon be capable of venturing out on their own. The transition to independence during a time of such high stakes can be delicate to maneuver for many well-meaning parents who want to encourage freedom while still providing a safety net. Sophomore year in particular can sometimes prove trying for the relationships between parent and teen.