Tips for High School Freshmen
The word “transition” is defined as, “passage from one form, state, style, or another.” The transition from middle school to high school marks significant changes in the way students and their families view education. Here are some things to keep in mind when you look at the next four years of high school. We want to help you have a positive and productive transition into high school.
1) Select challenging courses during all four years of high school
All student must earn 28 credits to graduateAll students must pass:
Four years of EnglishFour years of MathematicsThree years of ScienceThree Years of Social StudiesTwo years of Foreign LanguagePhysical Education and Health
2) Earn strong grades in each of your courses
3) Understand your high school records
High school transrcipt:A listing of student’s final grades and credits earned in each course taken for the time the student attends High School.Extra-curricular activities:A listing of all in-school activities (sports teams and clubs) in which a student participates while he/she attends high school.
4) Create a “standardized testing portfolio”
Most students will take a number of standardized tests in preparation for the college admissions process. Building a testing portfolio will keep you organized and allow easy access to this important information.
5) Be aware of the college admissions testing schedule
PSATSAT ISAT IIACT
SAT ISAT IIACT
6) Consider other important aspects of your student profile
Outside commitments (keep a notebook of all school activities, awards and outside commitments)
Portfolio of student work in English and Math from grade 9 forward. Keep track of important pappers and tests.
7) Form strong student/teacher relationships
8) Set Personal goals
Develop study skills, disciplined habitsLearn effective time-management and organizational skillsCreate a balance between studies, activities, fun and restEnjoy high school!