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High School Sophomores

High School Sophomores
Now is a good time to think about the kind of college to attend – and what kind of life you want to lead after college.

Do you want a highly selective college with great academics? One where you maintain a high level of physical fitness while serving your country? Do you want to become a leader of people? Achieve lifelong success?

Challenge Yourself

You have time to figure out what you want to do, but if you’re interested in a top-tier college, such as West Point, begin now to prepare yourself.

.High School Sophomores


  • Take challenging courses in a college-preparatory program.
  • Earn A’s and B’s consistently throughout high school.
  • Take the PSAT and PLAN early and often. Plan on taking the SAT/ACT at the beginning of your junior year.

Leadership – Position yourself to become a leader, if not now, then by your junior year.

  • Become a member of clubs or other organizations in your community, school, or church.
  • Work toward becoming an officer in the organizations to which you belong.
  • Ask a teacher, coach or guidance counselor to help you find ways to serve.

Physical – Improve your physical strength and endurance.

  • Participate in intramural sports or join one of your school’s athletic teams.
  • Practice the Candidate Fitness Assessment events.
  • Run.

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