High School Exploration

As you prepare for the move from elementary to high school, use the programs in this section to find out more about your new environment and how to succeed in it. Many things will remain the same, but you will also encounter new people, places and expectations. Some experiences will be fun, like making new friends or going to school dances. There will also be increased responsibility to make good decisions, keep track of your grades and academic progress, and manage your time wisely. It may be a challenge to learn how to deal with these new situations, but you don’t have to do it alone.


High School Investigation (HSI) Day

H.S.I. Day happens in May each year.

So you are about to graduate 8th grade and are probably wondering, “What is high school going to be like?” Maybe you are also a little nervous about starting at a new school and not knowing your classmates or teachers or about getting lost on your first day.

Leaving grammar school and entering a new high school is a big transition in your life. It can be scary to enter a new school with new people, but you aren’t the only one feeling this way. A lot of your other classmates may feel the same way. Not to worry, you can get a head start on figuring out what high school is really like and on meeting new friends by participating in High School Investigation Day.

You will be able to:

  • Observe students in high school classes
  • Experience a typical freshman schedule
  • Figure out what you need to make it in high school

 


Freshmen Orientation

When you begin your first year at a new high school, it’s the little things that count.

  • Do you have your class schedule?
  • Can you find all of your classrooms?
  • Do you remember your locker number and combination? (Is it three to the right or three to the left?)
  • What homework is due tomorrow, next week, and next month?

We know the first few days at a new high school can be tough. And we are here to help. Freshmen Orientation gives you a chance to walk the halls of your new school before the first day of class. You will have an opportunity to learn more about your school, visit your classrooms, walk through your class schedules, and much, much more.

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