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

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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

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.

Winter

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Make the grade

Explore your interests and possible careers

Consider volunteering

Continue updating your list of activities, awards and honors

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.
Spring/Summer

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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

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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