This website is designed to help freshman students and their parents with the transition into high school.
We know the transition from middle school to high school can be a little frightening for both parents and students. We are here to help you with that transition. Please call us anytime with questions or concerns you have as you go through this process. We look forward to getting to know you and your student.
Below is a link to helpful articles about transitioning to high school:
Now that you're in 9th grade, it's time to evaluate your career plans. By starting early, you'll be better prepared.
- Don't neglect your study habits! Keep up the good work, and continue to improve your study skills.
- Continue to explore post-secondary credit opportunities including college, technical schools, special
purpose schools, apprenticeships, and the military related to your selected career interest.
- Talk to your guidance counselors, advisor, teachers, family members or trusted adults about your plans for college.
- Create a Plan of Study (POS) to keep track of your courses and grades. Invite your counselor or advisor to view your POS.
- Start thinking about the colleges you want to attend. Find out about college entrance requirements for the schools you're in which you are interested.
- Explore all of your options.
- Create a file of the following documents and notes:
report cards, lists of awards and honors, school and community activities, and volunteer work. This can be documented in the form of a resume.Very handy!
- Find out about AP and other honors-level courses you can take in high school to help you prepare for college or earn college credit. Explore post-secondary credit opportunities including college, technical schools, special purpose schools, apprenticeships, and the military related to your selected career interest.
- Continue to get involved in campus and community activities.
- Take the Preliminary Scholastic Assessment Test (PSAT), if offered in your school, to evaluate your skills in English, math, reading and science reasoning. It's good practice and your scores won't count towards your college application.
- How are you spending your summer?
Volunteering and educational programs can help give you a better idea about what kind of training or career would be right for you.
- Consider a youth apprenticeship, internship or other work-based learning programs.
- Change can be difficult. Try taking some small steps towards independence this year, perhaps with more responsibility around your house.