- Take personally challenging courses & keep your grades up.
- If you end up with grades below "B", consult with your family and school counselor to analyze if your rigor is appropriate.
- If you end up with straight A's, consult with your family and school counselor to analyze the potential for an increase in rigor.
- If seeking admission to a highly selective institution, aim to complete 4 years of the 5 cores (English, Math, Science, Language Other Than English, Social Science)
- Spring semester, meet with your high school counselor to select courses for 10th grade.
WELLNESS: Make certain there is enough space in your life for
- proper sleep,
- outdoor activity
- and other important items of value to you and your family.
EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES: There is no one activity that is more valuable than another. Try something new. These things can include, but are not limited to:
- school clubs,
- reading for leisure,
- career exploration.
Freshman year is the perfect time to explore what's possible. When you connect with healthy activities that bring you joy, do your best to stick with these pursuits.
When it comes time to apply to college, it will be ideal to show that you've been involved in a particular activity for all 4 years of high school, and that you've taken on extra responsibility other than being a participant.