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Freshmen Information

Incoming 8th Grade Parent Presentation

 Planning Timeline
At this stage in the game, you're laying the foundation for your high school career. This is a time to establish your academic and extracurricular credentials. You should also begin to explore options for your career or further education.

Fall

 

 
Get Involved--Think about extracurricular activities and your list of classes 
 
Pick the right mix of classes
 
Start a list of your activities, awards and honors to maintain throughout your GHS career.
 
Meet your school counselor



Winter
Make the grade
 
Explore your interests and possible careers
 
Consider volunteering 
 
Continue updating your list of activities, awards and honors
 

Spring/Summer
Build your credentials
 
Start learning about careers and post high school planning
  
Make summer count -  volunteer or see your counselor for other opportunities
 
Continue updating your list of activities, awards and honors
 
 






Start thinking about career interests- It is important for students to begin developing career goals even though these goals will likely change.
 
 
Participate in extracurricular activities- Make sure the student participates in athletics, clubs or both. Post-secondary institutions prefer students with activities that are sustained for the student's high school career.
 
 

Create a high school plan- Determine courses that would be beneficial for the student to develop likes and interests. Become familiar with the school's curriculum.

 


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