Freshmen Class Counselor: Annabel Rorden
FRESHMAN YEAR CHECKLIST
Guidelines for a successful freshman year:
- Make sure the 9th grade schedule meets current and future academic needs, and student has begun a Personal Learning Plan.
- Know how to access grades and attendance through Power School.
- Know how to access SLV Academy or Schoology for daily assignments.
- Know how to access teachers and counselor through email.
- Know what the Graduation Requirements are for SLVHS.
- Save excellent assignments (i.e. lab reports, essays, projects) for possible future use in the Senior Exit Portfolio.
- Planning for sophomore, junior and senior years that are challenging and provide opportunities to further explore my career interests, including ROP courses and/or Cabrillo courses.
- Know about honors clubs, service organizations, and/or clubs of interests.
- Know your options for Honors English and/or Honors Biology.
- For four-year colleges, take the PSAT once Algebra 1 and Geometry are completed. (About the PSAT)
- If enrolled in Biology during 9th grade, register for the spring SAT if interested in applying to some very selective colleges.
- If seeking a head start on college and career planning, explore websites for college assessments, create a Portfolio account through the site at UC Gateways, and begin Career Search at Career Zone to explore career interests.
- Begin research on colleges or alternative post-secondary options from options that include
- Visit with college and career representatives during lunch.
- Begin developing a resume of my activities, academic honors, leadership positions, community service, and work.