Sophomore Year

Getting a good start in high school is important. Here are a few tips to keep in mind to be successful in high school:

  • Continue to select your classes carefully with the help of your high school counselor. Keep in mind your plans after high school.
  • Grades matter - remember, it's all about M.E. (Math and English).
  • Continue to focus on your GPA (Grade Point Average); Your GPA is reported to colleges and employers after high school.  Keep more options open by getting strong grades now.
  • Maintaining a cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher will also qualify you to apply for the prestigious Doyle Scholarship in your senior year.
  • Enroll at SRJC as a high school student to get caught up on credits or get a head start on your college classes.
  • Enrollment fees are waived for High School Dual Enrollment Students, so take advantage while you are still in high school.
  • Get involved! Join clubs, volunteer, job shadow; participate in student leadership, athletics, and the arts. Find something that interests you.
  • Seek leadership positions in school and community whenever possible.
  • Stay tuned for announcements about SRJC presentations or representatives. Be sure to attend presentations, or search out SRJC representatives when we are on your high school campus.
  • Visit college campuses whenever possible - take an individual or group tour of SRJC's Santa Rosa Campus or Petaluma Campus; or a self-guided tour of SRJC's Santa Rosa Campus.
  • Do "informational interviewing" of people in jobs or careers you are interested in or want to know more about.
  • If your high school has a College and Career Center, be sure to get well-acquainted with it. Use the resources and services provided! Students who have chosen a career path or a college major are much more likely to be successful in college.
  • Attend summer classes, if possible.

Follow the Steps for New Students to ensure your success:

  • Step 1: Apply
  • Step 2: Orientation
  • Step 3: Check and Understand your Placement
  • Step 4: Education Planning and Counseling
  • Step 5: Enroll/Register for classes

More resources for 10th Graders:
How To Get To College
CSU: How To Get To College (English)
10 Grade Road Map
10th Grade Road Map (English)
Como llegar al colegio
CSU: Como llegar al colegio
Mapa de ruta
Mapa de Ruta de Prepa a universidad