The Sophomore Planning Guide is a necessary tool for use in high school, college, and career planning. The Sophomore Guide includes requirements for: Promotion, Graduation, NC Scholars recognition, and college admissions. The guide also includes tips on academic skills for success (study skills, time management, test taking strategies, etc.), planning for college as a sophomore, developing a plan for post high school plans, getting back on track if freshman year didn't go well, how to calculate GPA/Rank, Career Interest Inventory, useful websites, and FAQ's.
Sophomore Leadership Opportunities
Enrichment and Leadership programs build on student strengths and skills in leadership, communication, problem solving, character, community involvement, and academic rigor. Involvement in such programs may enhance students’ college and scholarship applications. Programs are often seeking to improve the diversity of their participants. The programs, in-state and out-of-state, have varying deadlines and vary in cost (many at no cost).
Hugh O'Brian Youth Leadership Conference (HOBY)
HOBY Application and Letter Home
The North Carolina Hugh O'Brian Youth Leadership Conference (HOBY) is a 3-day leadership program for approximately 200 rising high school juniors (CURRENT SOPHOMORES) held each June at North Carolina State University in Raleigh. HOBY Ambassadors have an opportunity to develop their critical thinking skills, learn about their personal leadership styles, and form an appreciation for community service.
Applications are due to Mrs. Campbell in Student Services by: Tuesday, November 25 at 7:30AM
2015 Conference Dates - June 19-21
North Carolina School of Science and Math (NCSSM)
The North Carolina School of Science and Math is a public, residential high school for academically talented rising juniors and seniors with extensive study in the fields of math and science, along with integrated study of arts and humanities. NCSSM is now taking applications from sophomores who are interested in attending NCSSM Junior and Senior Year. NCSSM selects current sophomores with above average grades in 9th and 10th grade, enrollment in accelerated/challenging courses, leadership positions held, willing to be in the residential public school setting, and competitive SAT test results (take the SAT by January and have scores sent to NCSSM code: 2241). Parents and students are encouraged to register for a Fall Open House where students/parents can visit NCSSM and obtain more information.
Students can get more information on the website and must apply there as well. The admission application deadline is January 15, 2015. NCSSM Website: www.ncssm.edu
Admissions & Application: www.ncssm.edu/Admissions/Apply
2014-2015 WHS information session: TBA
2014-2015 NCSSM Application Deadline: January 15, 2015
Summer Ventures in Science and Math
Summer Ventures in Science and Math is a cost-free, state-funded program for academically talented students who may pursue careers based in science and mathematics. The program brings rising juniors and seniors together in a residential setting for four weeks of intensive study during the summer. Students may apply online at www.summerventures.org or see Ms. Bates in Student Services for an application.