Freshman year begins by setting realistic expectations about grades, choosing a level of course work that challenges your student academically, is balanced with subjects in their areas of strength, while exploring and taking part in extra-curricular school activities in and outside of school.
Your 9th grade plan
- Get to know your high school college counselor or sign up to work with an independent college counselor.
- Familiarize yourself and your student with the various levels of courses offered at their high school.
- Suggest extracurricular activities.
- Starting talking to your student about their likes and dislikes not only in academics but their possible career interests.
- It’s never too early for you and your student to attend college and career fairs that take place in the fall and spring..
- If your student wants to play sports in college, research the National College Athletic Association eligibility requirements. The NCAA requires completion of certain core courses.