As a high school sophomore, you’re starting to settle in. You’re getting the hang of schedules, homework and your favorite lunch crew. To help you along the way, check out Learn More Indiana’s page just for Sophomores. Then, log in to ScholarTrack and track the progress of your Scholar Success Program activities.
SCHOLAR SUCCESS PROGRAM ACTIVITIES
Take a Career Interest Assessment
A Career Interest Assessment is an online tool that asks you a series of questions to help identify careers that align with your interests and goals.
First, you should think about your interests and skills. You can explore your interests, find out your personality style and learn about career clusters—all by researching careers at Lean More Indiana. The easiest way to complete this requirement is to access the Indiana Career Explorer. You should have created an Indiana Career Explorer account when you started your Graduation Plan as a freshman. If you’ve forgotten your username or password, follow the steps to retrieve your login information. If it’s your first time using the website, follow the instructions to register as a new user.
Once you’re logged in, three assessments are available. To complete this requirement, you must take the assessment labeled “Career Interests Assessment.” You’re encouraged to complete all three questionnaires to get a better idea of what interests you, what you do well and what’s important to you in a career.
Once you’ve finished, log in to ScholarTrack and answer a few questions to complete the requirement.
Get Workplace Experience
Real-world experience is a great way to get a better sense of what a certain job or workplace is like. Plus, you’ll learn about responsibility, time management, and how to act in a professional environment.
You can spend time job shadowing — spending a day following someone who works in a field you find interesting. You can also look for internships or a part-time job by searching job posting sites or checking out a job board at your school.
Once you’ve started your work experience, log in to ScholarTrack and answer a few questions to complete the requirement.
Estimate the Costs of College
First, watch the “Estimating Your College Costs” video. This video will help you learn how to calculate the out-of-pocket cost that you and your family should be prepared to contribute toward your college education.
It will also show you how to use the College Scorecard, an online tool designed to help you compare the costs of Indiana colleges and determine what kind of financial aid you may be eligible to receive. The College Scorecard is a great way to help you figure out how much you’ll need for college. It will ask you to estimate your household income, so you’ll want to work with a parent or guardian.
To get started with the College Scorecard, click here. Once you’ve finished, log in to ScholarTrack and answer a few questions to complete the requirement.
GRADE 10 SCHOLAR SUCCESS GUIDE
Download a PDF of the Grade 10 Scholar Success Guide here.