Guidance Services in the Tenth Grade Year
The counselor/student/family relationship
continues to grow during sophomore year as we meet with students to
provide counseling and encouragement.
The sophomore year is an exciting one for students as it officially marks the end of their first year transition to the high school. Oftentimes people feel the sophomore year is the forgotten year. We in guidance definitely disagree. Having completed one year of Wayland High School, sophomores now better understand the culture and expectations, and have numerous new opportunities and choices ahead. Some are easy choices, like: What courses should I take? When can I get my license? Other choices are more difficult like: How do I navigate the new social scene when a lot of my friends can now drive to gatherings and events? What do I do when one of my friends starts making poor choices with regard to substance use? Please know that counselors are here to help you to discuss a myriad of issues. We are here to support you and your family with academic, social and developmental issues as you navigate through adolescence while at Wayland High School.
Your counselors will reconnect with you through individual meetings and Sophomore Seminars, but please come in any time, we would love to see you!
Please see your counselor if you have questions about anything; we love to help!
One of the first decisions a sophomore
needs to make is whether to take the PSAT/NMSQT. Later in the year it may be advisable to take
one or more SAT II: Subject Area Tests. This is an individual decision
and the student should see the counselor for advice. Please review the new WHS Testing Page for more information
Prior to preliminary course selection in
the guidance counselors meet with all sophomores in Sophomore Seminars
to discuss program planning for junior and senior years and to present
an overview of the post-secondary planning process that commences
formally in the junior year. Testing requirements are reviewed and
students provided access to their Naviance accounts to begin their
career and college search.
In addition, tenth graders meet with their
counselors for more individual course and future planning in the
early spring. This is the time to review diploma requirements and to
develop a more definite plan for junior and senior year.
Sophomores: Missed a Sophomore Seminar? See your counselor to go over
what you missed. Also, click here for a quick
review and to-do list.