Sophomore Timeline
3-6-9 (credits) -- Check!

Third Quarter

choosing high school courses

3-6-9 Did you make it?

You should now have nine credits completed. If you have your nine credits - congratulations!  If you are behind, make sure to speak with your advisor about the best way for you to get back on track.  It's not too late. 

Junior Year Registration/Course Request

Review your 4-year plan and 11th grade course requests. Make sure the too plans line up with what your current goals are. 

Discuss your course selections with parents/guardians/teachers/advisors. Ask the experts of the classes and the people that know you the best what they would recommend.  Plus, discussing your plans and goals with people can help hold you accountable.

Choose your course requests carefully. Double check to make sure your requests are correct and legible.  You do not want to have to wait in long lines in the fall trying to get a schedule change for something that could have been avoided.  

Consider Advanced Classes


Honors classes are college preparatory classes that allow you to accelerate your learning and begin to prepare for college level work.  These classes will challenge your critical thinking skills and good time management is a must.

Advanced Placement-

Advanced Placement classes are college level classes.  AP teachers must be approved by the CollegeBoard to teach the AP curriculum ensuring that all AP classes are equitable and meet college criteria.  If you take an AP course, you will take an end of the year AP exam in May and, depending on your score (1-5), and the university you plan to attend, you can potentially earn college credit.  To see if the university that you are interested in accepts AP credit and what you would need to score to receive this, check out this link from the CollegeBoard.

Dual Enrollment-

Dual Enrollment classes are college classes that you take in high school that allow you to pay community college tuition and get college credit at the same time.  How is this possible?  Your high school dual enrollment teacher is also certified to teach the college class so you are getting this credit at the same time.  As long as you earn a C or better pay the college tuition, you will receive the community college credit. To learn more click here.

College Core and Class Rank

This semester is the first time you will be ranked against other sophomores in your class. Find out how you compare by checking your high school transcript mid-semester.
How is your rank determined?  Learn more about the MPS College Core. 

Review your PSAT results and AP Potential

How did you score on the PSAT?  Use your PSAT results to help you improve your score for junior year (the year that it counts for potential merit scholarships).  CollegeBoard provides you with a personalized study plan.  

Mesa Public Schools Course Catalog