- Reduce anxiety/stress
Meet your teachers, connect with upperclassmen, test your locker, learn where your classrooms are – ask questions to help you relax for the first day of school!
- Understand how high school "works"
Learn which classes you need to take in order to graduate, understand the rules of standards-based grading, meet staff (other than teachers) who can help you during years one through four. Understand what it takes to walk across the stage your senior year proud of what you accomplished.
- Learn from the experience of others
Listen to what upperclassmen have to say about having a successful freshman year – and which mistakes to avoid!
- Connect to your school
Learn about extracurricular activities (sports, clubs, committees) so you can become a part of your school community. Did you know that if you participate in an extracurricular activity, your grades are likely to improve?
- Life after high school
It may be difficult for you to picture, but your high school experience will go by very quickly. We want you to understand when to apply for scholarships, what types of grades you must have to earn a work permit, and what is required to attend school-related activities (such as prom). We want you to have a successful life after you graduate!
- Practice skills for the classroom
Complete fun, interactive activities that prepare you for your upcoming classes. Practice the skills you will need in order to complete classwork.
- Make connections
The more teachers and students you meet before day one of high school, the more comfortable you will be!