WELCOME TO ONLINE CONTENT FROM ‘THE FRESHMAN BOOK’… YOUR PREVIEW OF THE 9TH GRADE
Are you counting the days yet? High school is right around the corner, and with it, a lot of new and exciting opportunities.
So, what’s that mean for you? For one thing, more choices. In fact, “The Freshman Book” is a preview of choices for the 9th grade and a sampling of a bigger, more comprehensive book that students get in high school, called “The Choice Book.” From a range of academic options and a host of elective classes to Career Pathways and dozens of extracurricular opportunities, the next four years are full of choices for our rising 9th graders. While they will have lots of choices to make now and in high school, they’re not alone. Our students have advisors, counselors, teachers, and their families helping all along the way, answering questions and offering support.
So, what information can students and parents find on this web page?
- You may be wondering what to expect in high school. Find answers to some of the most frequently asked questions here.
- Not to say that high school has a language all its own, but there are a few terms that may be new to you. Check out those need-to-know words.
- Just to make sure we’ve covered the bases, you’ll find key information on the grading scale and report cards, testing, and attendance. Students will get more detailed information in these areas when they start high school.
- Learn more about Career Clusters/Pathways.
- Find more on extracurricular opportunities, including eligibility requirements for competition.
- To help students work/prepare for their four-year plan, they can get started with the worksheet now. Find PDFs for regular-schedule schools and block-schedule schools.
- How will you know which classes to take? The course descriptions page will help with decisions.
Remember, "The Freshman Book" and "The Choice Book" are important planning tools. Review the information on these pages. Use the worksheets to map out your options. And remember to keep track of your accomplishments. In just a few short years, you'll be putting together college applications and résumés. Those completed worksheets will be very useful as you look back at high school and your record of achievement. Good luck with the transition to high school!