Sophomore Year At-A-Glance
Class of 2024
Early College Credit Opportunities
Advanced Placement (AP) vs. Early College Experience (ECE)
Welcome to Naviance!
What is the Mastery Experience credit requirement?
All students in the class of 2024 are required to earn Mastery Experience credit prior to graduation.
The Mastery Experience (ME) is a one credit required learning opportunity students earn by engaging in the exploration of a topic that is personally meaningful for them. There are multiple avenues to earn ME credit. Some students are already enrolled in a course in which they can seek to earn their ME credit through. A list of eligible ME classes can be found in the Program of Studies section of the school website.
Second semester proposals for earning ME credit are due on February 25th. Teachers in qualifying ME courses have already delivered this information in their classes. Please refer to the ME Quick Reference Guide for more information about the timeline and student responsibilities (including the proposal form).
If your student is not enrolled in a ME qualifying course, don’t worry! There are other ways to earn this credit. One way is through earning an industry or community recognized badge or credential. Some examples of this include: Seal of Biliteracy, Global Seal of Biliteracy, and Emergency Medical Response Certificate. More examples can be found here. Additionally, if your child enters senior year and hasn’t identified their plan to complete the ME credit, they will be enrolled in a one semester ME Seminar to help guide them through the process.
As the Mastery Experience credit is a graduation requirement, the School Counseling Department is excited to help answer any questions. Please contact your student’s school counselor with any questions you may have.
Timeline of Events for Sophomore Year
*Some dates/events subject to change due to school closings, etc.
August-October 6 ECE Registration window
October 13 PSAT 10 (administration during the school day)
October 6 Curriclum Night (virtual)
October 6 Quarter 1 progress reports
November 1 End of Quarter 1 - Report Cards issued 11/15
November 17-19 Fall Parent/Teacher Conferences
November 15 AP Exam registration deadline
December 15 Quarter 2 progress reports
December 20 PSAT score results shared with students
January 25-28 Midterm Exams & end of Quarter 2/First Semester - report cards issued
February 15 Sophomore Parent Q & A 7:45-8:45am (virtual)
February 17 Sophomore Parent Q & A 6:30-7:30pm (virtual)
January-March Individual Sophomore Planning Meetings with school counselor
March 1 Quarter 3 progress reports
March 9 Spring Parent/Teacher Conferences
April 1 End of Quarter 3 - report cards issued
April Sophomore Career Exploration Lesson via English 10 classes
May 11 Quarter 4 progress reports
May AP Exam window (administration during the school day)
June 10-16 Final exams & end of Quarter 4/Second Semester - report cards issued
Preview of Junior Year
September - October
Registration for UConn/ECE courses
Hall Curriculum Night
PSAT 11 - juniors must register in advance (test administration during the school day)
Financial Aid Night- “How to Fund a College Education”
Students register for AP Exams
Fall Parent/Teacher Conferences
December - January
PSAT 11 results distributed to students
Junior Parent Planning Night
College Knowledge Night
Individual junior planning meetings with school counselor
February - April
Junior Planning Seminar Series (Wednesdays Q3)
Gap Year Fair
Post Options Fair
March SAT (CT school based testing administration - during the school day)
April ACT (optional and prior registration only)
- AP Exam window (administration during the school day)
- May SAT (optional and prior registration only)
- June SAT/ACT administration (optional and prior registration only)
- Final exams & end of Quarter 4/Second Semester - report cards issued