Freshman Year


Orientation to the high school starts when students are in the 8th grade.  The 8th graders come visit the high school during the year.  Additionally, their future high school counselor meets with the 8th grade class several times at the middle school to prepare the students for life in high school.

Freshman Seminar

(Updated information coming soon!)

Group Guidance/Course Selection

The 9th grade counselor goes into the classroom several times throughout the school year to assist 9th grade students with educational planning and course selection through group guidance lessons.  This helps students plan ahead as they navigate their high school career toward post-secondary goals!

Franklin County Career and Technology Center (FCCTC)

Students who have an interest in learning more about Career Tech complete a permission form to attend a tour of the FCCTC. In November, all students who completed the permission form are transported to the center to go on the tour. 

After the tour, any student interested in studying at Career Tech may complete an application to attend one of their programs starting their sophomore year. Applications are reviewed and students are interviewed by the FCCTC staff and their 9th grade counselor. Admission is competitive.  Factors considered for qualified applicants include: Attendance record, discipline record,  grade point average, and student interview

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Educational Planning Night

Typically held in January, this is an evening where students and parents can get answers to any questions they may have regarding which courses to take the following school year. The School Counselors present an overview of the options in each department and how the process works. Afterwards, students and parents can seek out and speak with any high school teachers about their course.

Job Shadowing

Students are permitted to miss two days of school per semester to shadow someone in a job that interests them. Students must fill out a job shadowing application in advance and hand it in well before the date they plan to shadow. Permission will only be given if a student is doing well in their courses. Students are responsible to make up any work missed that day in school.

Career Portfolio

Career Cruising gives students the ability to create an online career portfolio. It provides the opportunity for students to explore career interest through self assessments and provides a resource to expand career knowledge. Below is the link to access Career Cruising. Each student receives his/her username and password in Freshman Seminar. 
Career Cruising Link

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Secrets for Success in High School.docx

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