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Sophomore Year

Sophomore year is an important year to develop a comprehensive understanding of post-secondary options.


This is the year for students to delve deeper and explore what they truly desire out of life, before the questions of what college or university to attend and what major to choose bombard them in their junior and senior years.


Sophomores will be encouraged to cast a wide net, and become involved in various activities that have the potential to lead to a desired career path. It also means a little more responsibility to demonstrate the Gospel Values throughout the school day and at home.


When students reach their sophomore year, they will be expected to do more work and take more responsibility.


It’s expected that students improve their study skills during the freshman year and continue to refine what works and what doesn’t work during their sophomore year. The amount of homework increases, and the classes become even more challenging. It’s also the year for students to make up for any mistakes made during their freshman year and to improve their GPA.



One of the biggest obstacles of your high school career will be taking the SAT and/or ACT. Some students take only one, but others will take both. These tests are encouraged if you plan to go to college, as they may be weighted in admission and scholarship decisions. The best way to improve your test-taking skills and test performance is to practice by taking the pre-SAT and/or pre-ACT tests.


We offer the PSAT and SAT School Day to students at Central Catholic.  The PSAT will be administered to all 10th and 11th grade students.  There will be additional opportunities for practice offered in 10:10 classes throughout the year, as well as summer 2023 practice opportunities.


Choosing Electives Begins To Matter

When you’re a sophomore, electives begin to matter more to you both in refining your interests while also doing what will look good on college applications. Suddenly it seems like you’re not choosing electives just to have fun, but instead to get into the colleges you want to attend.


Patience and Perseverance: Having courage to push beyond my perceived limitations, the ability to keep fighting, and the strength to endure through the struggle.


“Not only that, but we even boast of our afflictions, knowing that affliction produces endurance, and endurance, proven character, and proven character, hope.” (Romans 5:3-4)

Student Responsibilities

  • Develop more independent and efficient study habits.
  • Continue to add to your resumes.
  • Extend yourself outside your comfort zone and become more involved in school and community activities.
  • Take a more active role in their high school course planning.
  • Delve deeper into your personal strengths, talents and career interests.