10th Grade Counseling Services Overview
The sophomore year is a great time for students to broaden their foundation by getting involved in extracurricular activities. When setting up the 4-year plan, counselors discuss standardized testing, colleges of interest, career interests, and any extracurricular activities. Our school offers a wide variety of clubs and honor societies that give students the opportunity to develop their interests. Many students also give back to the community by volunteering with different organizations. Through civic engagement students develop leadership skills, learn to take initiative, and learn to work with professionals. Furthermore, they see how they can make a difference in the world around them.
College and Career Day/PreACT – October
The PreACT is offered during October of the sophomore year. All sophomores will have the opportunity to take this test. Test taking is a skill that must be practiced; the PreACT is a great opportunity for students to familiarize themselves with the timing and format of the ACT. This practice version will give them an unofficial score that will not be reported to any colleges. They also receive a print out of their results showing them what sections they are strong in and what areas need improvement. One thing that sets the PreACT apart from the PSAT is that it includes a career component in the results. In addition, all sophomores will also attend a motivational/inspirational assembly and attend our college fair.
All sophomore students will take the Career Interest Profiler to research various careers and a path for education (major, degrees, skills required, etc.) utilizing Naviance, an online college and career planning software available to all WHS students. Students will also be cleaning up the resume they have saved on Naviance.
Sophomore Counseling Presentation and Conference – February/March
This presentation covers high school graduation requirements, college admissions requirements and college admissions tests. Students will also review their current transcript and academic progress. During the spring semester all 10th graders will meet individually with their counselor in order to review their academic progress and set up their schedule for 11th grade.
- Tutorial Club offers free tutoring Monday - Friday during lunch, and Monday - Wednesday after school until 4:00 pm in the WHS Library. No appointment necessary. Please Note: Not all subjects will have tutors presently available. You can check with the librarian if you need a tutor for a subject that is not currently assigned a tutor and she will do her best to find you someone.
- Warrior Workshop (WW) -- Every Wednesday and Thursday students have a WW built into the school day (between 3rd and 4th period). Students are to sign up for a WW on eTUSD the day prior to the workshop. They should choose a class they need some extra help.
- Khan Academy: Free online tutoring academy. Expert-created content and resources for every subject and level which include math, science, history, art history, economics and more. They offer free practice exercises, instructional videos, and a personalized learning dashboard that empower learners to study at their own pace in and outside of the classroom.