9th Grade  

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Freshman Year Information Guide


Fall (September-November)

  • Focus on getting off to a good start academically
  • Seek out available resources that can help you maintain your progress throughout your high school career
  • Develop effective study skills and utilize test-taking tips
  • Become involved in extracurricular activities, such as clubs and sports, and/or volunteer activities in the community
  • Prepare to accept constructive feedback from your teachers and use this criticism to improve and fine-tune your skills
  • Read often and expand your vocabulary
  • Improve your writing skills as they will be a factor in all of your classes and the college application process
  • Learn about the college admissions process and terms


Winter (December-February)

  • Review your Honors and Advanced Placement options; plan for courses that challenge you and match your interests
  • Include your family in your educational experience  
  • Meet with your school counselor to discuss next year’s class schedule and post-secondary goals
  • Become familiar with college entrance requirements as you develop a high school plan


Spring (March-June)

  • Plan for ways to get and stay involved during the summer months - don’t get complacent!
  • Research summer enrichment programs/opportunities on the Counseling Office website and other resources
  • Research college costs and start saving!


Summer (June-August)

  • Engage in summer extracurricular activities and volunteer opportunities
  • Complete summer reading and AP summer work



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