Freshman Year

Freshman Year

  • Build strong academic, language, mathematics and critical thinking skills by taking challenging courses.
  • Study hard and get excellent grades.
  • Meet regularly with your counselor, to discuss your four year plan and when you have questions.
  • Seek out help from your teachers when you have questions.
  • Find a buddy in every class who you can rely on to call, if you miss class or have questions about homework.
  • Strengthen your vocabulary by increasing your reading.
  • Become involved in co-curricular activities.
  • Complete “Do What You Are”, “Explore Careers” and “Explore Interests” in Naviance.
  • Browse through college literature or the Web to get an idea of what kinds of schools may be of interest to you.
  • Check out what high school courses colleges require.
  • Know NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Association) requirements if you want to play sports in college.
  • Keep an academic portfolio and co-curricular record.
  • Research career possibilities.
  • Begin saving money for college.