Sophomore News

Stockbridge High School Class of 2017

WELCOME BAAAAAAACK!

Welcome back students as I hope each and every one of you had a restful and rejuvenating summer break and are ready to attack the fall of your second year of high school. It is going to be an exciting year here at "The Bridge" and I hope you have a great start to your sophomore year of high school!!!

Counseling Office Changes for the 2015-2016 School Year

The Counseling Office has made some changes to the way we split up caseloads for this school year. Please make sure you know who your new counselor is:


Dr. N. Hodge A-E

Ms. M. Sellers F-L

Mrs. S. Glover M-R

Ms. K. Glover S-Z


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Class of 2016 Text 81010 Message @drhodge to subscribe

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Class of 2018 Text 81010 Message @Sellers17 to subscribe

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PSAT...October 14, 2015

The PSAT is a test that students can sign up to take typically during their 10th and 11th grade year of high school in mid-October. This test can be used to prepare students to take the SAT which is another college entrance exam that can be crucial to getting into a college/university depending on their admission standards as well as scholarship opportunities such as the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC). These score reports will also include the student's strength and weaknesses and what to improve on before they take the SAT.


ALL Stockbridge 10th Grade Students will take the PSAT here at school on October 14, 2015 for FREE. Please make sure you are present on this date as there is NO makeup.

Move On When Ready/Dual Enrollment

MOWR PROGRAM

Move On When Ready is Georgia’s NEW dual enrollment program that allows high school students (9th – 12th grade) to earn college credit while working on their high school diploma. Move On When Ready replaces Accel, HOPE Grant for dual enrollment and the previous Move On When Ready program. The new Move On When Ready program now covers tuition, mandatory fees and provides a book allowance. For additional information visit http://gatracs.org/

Graduation Requirements

Language Arts- 4 credits

Mathematics- 4 credits

Science- 4 Credits

Social Studies- 3 credits

Health/Personal Fitness- 1 credit

World Language/Fine Arts/and/or CTAE- 3 credits

Electives- 4 credits

Total= 23 credits



**11 credits need to be earned by the start of the school year for a student to be classified as a junior

**17 credits need to be earned by the start of the school year for a student to be classified as a senior

NCAA Clearinghouse for Prospective Student-Athletes

Are you interested in playing sports after high school at the collegiate level?



If yes, please make sure you are working with your counselor to ensure that you are academically eligible to participate in college athletics right out of high school. It is important to begin this process the moment you begin high school as some classes do not count towards eligibility and you do not want to wait until the last minute. Playing college sports is not just about the sport itself but also about making the grade. Please click here to learn more about NCAA eligibility for Division I and II athletics or visit www.ncaaeligibilitycenter.org for more information.

College Planning for 10th Grade Students and Parents

Here are some tips and suggestions on what you should be doing while you are a sophomore in high school to prepare for your post-secondary plans.


  • stay on track with courses, if you fail a class make sure you work with your counselor to figure out a plan on repeating that course before your senior year to gain that particular credit
  • register to take the most rigorous schedule that you can handle including any AP and honors classes
  • sign up to take either the PLAN or PSAT to help assist with prepare for the ACT/SAT as well as getting your name out there to colleges
  • begin learning about the college admissions process
  • explore potential careers
  • know who your counselor is and get to know them as they are a valuable tool when it comes to post-secondary options
  • get involved in extra-curricular activities either in school or in the community

Sophomore Advisement- October 19-30th

Counselors will be meeting with sophomore students during the timeframe of October 19-30th to sit down and discuss their 4 year plane, post-secondary options, credits, etc. More information will be forthcoming when it becomes available.
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