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Navigating the High School Maze: Freshman Year

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Joan Helwig

on 21 March 2014

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Transcript of Navigating the High School Maze: Freshman Year

Navigating the High School Maze
Remember there are people and
resources to help you decide.
FRESHMAN = FRESH START
High school is your chance to
continue to do well
OR

make a commit to do better!
Graduation Requirements
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.
Become a
leader such as
a captain or
officer to
stand out
in a club!
You're in
High School.....

It's not too early to start thinking about high school graduation and your post-secondary plans.
Put your priorities in order from:
Must do:

homework, study, projects, check Student Access in Skyward
Should do:

chores
Nice to do:
hang out with friends
* Classroom presentations
* Handouts/Info. packets
* Websites
* College/Military reps
* Guest speakers
* Field trips
Community service
Volunteer
Clubs/Organizations
Sports
Performances
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.
GOOD LUCK!
GPA
What is GPA?
G
rade
P
oint
A
verage
Average of the grades for
ALL
classes taken
Letter grades are assigned point values
Starts in 9th grade

Semester GPA
is the average of the grades for a current semester's classes.
40% ~ 40% ~ 20% = Semester Grade
Cumulative GPA
is the average of
ALL
semesters.
Grading Scale
22 credits
Resources:
* Explore careers and post-
secondary education options
* Record volunteer, community
service, and extra-curricular
activities
* Update your EDP regularly
Your transcript
Official document
Includes:
All the classes you take in high school
Grades you receive
Credits earned
Student's responsibility to for accuracy
Colleges look at:
* Classes taken
* Trends in your
grades
Colleges focus the
most on:
* 9th-11th grade
Adults at school
Parents
Friends
It's all about setting goals, doing your
BEST
and never giving up.
Your post-secondary plan
Education/training beyond high school to prepare for the future job market
Setting Goals
Questions
Comments
Concerns
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.
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