10th Grade Timeline

  • Sophomore Year


    Summer Reading List

    • Keep those grades up! You might have a lot going on this year, but it's important to stay focused on your schoolwork.
    • Continue your conversations with your guidance counselors, teachers, family members or trusted adults about your plans for college or other paths towards a career.
    • Use the Wilson Forecast Guide to find out about AP and other honors-level courses for junior year.
    • Continue extracurricular activities. Remember, many admissions officers look for well-rounded students who participate in the world around them.
    • Look into participating in academic enrichment programs, summer workshops and camps with specialty focuses such as music, arts and sciences.
    • If you plan to take the SAT, take the PSAT in October. Every 10th grader takes the PSAT for free here at Wilson. The scores will not count for National Merit Scholar consideration this year, but it is good practice for taking the PSAT in your junior year (when the scores will count).
    • It's not too early to start studying for standardized tests like the ACT and SAT. You can take practice tests online through www.act.org and/or www.collegeboard.com (You will take the ACT for free during your junior year)
    • Make a list of reasons why you like different colleges and universities — programs, location, cost and so on. Visit college campuses.
    • Start thinking about what factors are important to you in choosing a college: size, location, availability of extracurricular activities, etc…..use Naviance!
    • Keep reading! Expanding your vocabulary and learning new things will help with many things over the next few years.