Freshmen . . . .What is high school all about??
Entering the world of high school can be very scary and challenging for many 9th graders. It is bigger, there is much more freedom, and teachers are not constantly watching over your shoulder. The freedom is awesome. . .but with it comes accountability and responsibility. The following are some tips to help you to have a GREAT freshman year:
- Set goals for each year. What do you want your grades to be at the end of the first semester? Year?
- Seek help if you are struggling academically or socially. Your teachers and counselor want to help! Don't be afraid or embarassed to ask!
- Take good notes in class and review each night. Research says that as little as 15 minutes of review can result in long term memory retrieval.
- Use your agenda. Some kind of organizational tool is essential! Write down your assignments, check them off when done, and turn them in on time. READ your agenda to learn the rules and procedures too!
- Come to school. Missing school and having make up work is one of the most common causes for stress in high school.
- Get involved. Statistics prove that students who become involved in a sport, club or some other extracurricular activity have higher grade point averages, better attendance, and fewer discipline incidents.
Need more tips on studying? Click HERE
to download our Study Skills Strategies.
To view the power point from the Freshmen Parent Night 2012, click here
Parents, we have provided two four year "plans" to help you and your student plan coursework over the next four years. Click HERE
to download our Four Year Plan Worksheet .