Sophomore Year

Please view the 2-minute introduction video above

PrepWell Academy is an innovative, online mentoring program that delivers weekly instructional videos to students (and their parents) that prepare them for the rigors of high school and the college admissions process.            

Click the links below for a small sampling of highlights from the lessons you will receive as a member.

Basic Plan: A yearlong plan that prepares students for a successful high school career.

Athlete Plan: Basic Plan + bonus material for students who aspire to earn an athletic scholarship to college. Athlete-specific lessons include: summer workout programs, recruitment calendars, how to get exposure, the perfect email to send to college coaches, how to create a highlight reel, NCAA eligibility, etc.

Military/ROTC Plan: Basic Plan + bonus material for students considering military options for college (e.g. U.S. Naval Academy, West Point, ROTC programs). Lessons include: service academies vs. ROTC, when/where/why/how to apply, how to secure a nomination, interview skills, how to crush the physical fitness test, etc.

Sample lesson topics:

About PrepWell Academy | Meet your mentor: Phil Black | Importance of sophomore year | How to create an online portfolio | Interest Inventory | How to choose extracurriculars | How to be an advocate for yourself | Is it better to get a B in weighted AP class or an A in non-weighted class? | When to begin SAT/ACT preparation | Top 10 Study Habits | Should I worry about the New Coalition App? | What colleges will expect | Best time-management strategies | How many AP classes is too many? | PSAT | Why colleges care about leadership | What are SAT Subject Tests? | How to deal with failure | How to stay on top of current events | Intro to service academies and other non-traditional paths | How to set up your desk and workspace | How to make the most of your summer | Why writing is so important | How to set up college board accounts | Explore Khan Academy | World Language requirements | Meet with guidance counselor | Financial Aid considerations | How to brainstorm for a summer job | How to respond to emails appropriately | How to apply for a passport | How to manage your time | How to create something with your hands | Humanities or Science? | How to deal with setbacks | How to create a goal list | What makes you happy? | How to prepare for Junior year | and more...

Lesson themes include: (1) advice, (2) deadline reminders, (3) life skills, (4) inspiration, and (5) projects. Most lessons take fewer than 10 minutes to complete.  Most lessons are 5-7 minutes in duration.

If you think your child (and you) would benefit from this weekly mentoring program, please enroll in your selected course from the right margin.

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