Sophomore (10th grade)

By: Joshua, Aerica, Thomas, and Melonie

1. Exams and State Tests taken in 10th Grade

-English 2 EOC


-World Studies AP Exam (if class is taken)

2. Typical Courses/Number of Credits

You need 5 credits to pass your sophomore year of high school. You need .5 credits for all your core class and the rest your elective classes.

Typical Courses Include:

-English II

-Geometry (Algebra II if you took Algebra I in eighth grade)


-World Studies

-Plus any other required credits like Physical Education, Fine Arts, and LOTE

3. Clubs/Activities/Sport Available plus requirements

Timber view high school has a large variety of sports and clubs ranging from football to golf, I would even count some classes (such as Ben Barber courses) a club. They also offer (marching) band and choir but of course everything follows the "No pass no play" rule. If you fail any class than you can't participate in marching Band and you can't do any musicals or plays or play any sports.

4. Average Amount of Homework Each Night

This is a little bit of a broad statement but according to current sophomores (taking all PRE/AP classes) you take home about 2 sheets of homework every night for every core class you take.

5. Educational Opportunities

Some educational opportunities provided for sophomores are Pre-AP classes, AP classes, Ben Barber classes, Dual credit TCC courses (starting next year), iStart dual credit program, summer school courses (not summer school) , credit recovery, online classes, free PSAT test, and free SAT preparation.

6. AVID Expectations

Community and School Involvement

-Join in extracurricular clubs, programs, community service, and athletics of interest to demonstrate commitment.

-Seek out positions of leadership, such as club officers and captains.

-Track community service hours and extracurricular activity participation in a multi-year student portfolio.


-Take 10 to 18 pages of quality Cornell notes per week

-Reexamine information after tests to identify incorrect items and potentials gaps.

-Create visuals or symbols in the right column; recall information.

-Compose an essential question based on the standard objective covered by the lesson.

-Write higher-level summaries for Cornell notes that link all of the information together.

College Readiness

-Narrow down potential colleges; fit personality, academic interests, and goals.

-Develop understanding of college application process.

-Research ongoing information regarding admissions and scholarships

7. Dual credit courses offered



•Biology (sciences)

•Human geography

•World geography

•all LOTE

8. Test Questions

  1. True/False: There is an AP course available to you in sophomore year.
  2. True/False: You are required to write 20 notes a week for AVID.
  3. True/False: If you're taking all Pre-AP or AP classes, you will receive more than 2 sheets of homework each night on average.
  4. Free Response: Does AVID require any community involvement? If so, what kind?
  5. Multiple Choice: Which of these choices is a typical core subject for sophomores?
A.) English III

B.) Physics

C.) Chemistry

D.) Calculus

Extra Credit. What are some questions for sophomores?

•What are some notible differences between freshman year and sophomore year in high school?

•Would you say that sophomores are more respected by upperclassmen than freshmen are?

•How many more AP classes are you allowed to take this year if anymore are allowed?

•How do you balance your time between social, extra curriculal activities, and homework this year differently?

•Would you say you're more mature now and was high school more fun last year?