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Navigating the High School Maze: Freshman Year
Transcript of Navigating the High School Maze: Freshman Year
Remember there are people and
resources to help you decide.
FRESHMAN = FRESH START
High school is your chance to
continue to do well
make a commit to do better!
Your Freshman Year Counts!
* Volunteer /community service
* Join a club or organization
* Participate in extra curricular
activities and athletics
* Get a job, babysit
The more years you volunteer or participate in an extra-curricular activity, the better!!!
It shows leadership and commitment.
leader such as
a captain or
in a club!
It's not too early to start thinking about high school graduation and your post-secondary plans.
Put your priorities in order from:
homework, study, projects, check Student Access in Skyward
Nice to do:
hang out with friends
* Classroom presentations
* Handouts/Info. packets
* College/Military reps
* Guest speakers
* Field trips
Attend college fairs
Not sure what you want to do or what path to take.........
If you navigate through the maze of high school successfully, you will end up with keys that will open the doors of many opportunities in your future.
What is GPA?
Average of the grades for
Letter grades are assigned point values
Starts in 9th grade
is the average of the grades for a current semester's classes.
40% ~ 40% ~ 20% = Semester Grade
is the average of
* Explore careers and post-
secondary education options
* Record volunteer, community
service, and extra-curricular
* Update your EDP regularly
All the classes you take in high school
Grades you receive
Student's responsibility to for accuracy
Colleges look at:
* Classes taken
* Trends in your
Colleges focus the
* 9th-11th grade
Adults at school
It's all about setting goals, doing your
and never giving up.
Your post-secondary plan
Education/training beyond high school to prepare for the future job market
Use a planner or app to manage your time to make sure you have time for school work, studying, extra-curricular activities, free time and sleep.
Keys to your success....