Freshman Year

  • Freshman:

    • Get to know your counselor
    • Check college admission requirements. Plan a college preparatory course schedule for all 4 years of high school
    • Plan ahead for courses which require prerequisites
    • Recognize that class rank and grade point average (GPA) are calculated beginning in 9th grade.  These are based on final grades in all courses completed
    • Participate in extracurricular and community activities.  Colleges are looking for students who have achieved in more than academics.
    • Watch your absences....Even if you are able to maintain your grades, a large number of absences and tardies may negatively impact you.  
    • Take the PSAT 8/9 exam when it is offered in October