Welcome, Freshmen!

Welcome to high school! We are excited to get to know each one of you. There are several things you should keep in mind over the course of your freshman year at Columbus High School.

 

Let’s prepare for a good start!  Most of you will attend college after high school and your grades are cumulative.  That means what you do in your ninth-grade year has a direct effect on the opportunities available to you in your senior year.  Colleges and universities actively seek students who are involved in their education, involved in their school community, and motivated to learn.  There are so many opportunities at Columbus High School. Let’s hit the ground running so that you can make your mark!

 

Freshmen To-Do List

 

  • Get to know your guidance counselor. Each school counselor is here to answer any questions you might have about high school and to help you reach your goals. Stop by to say hello.

  • Check the guidance website periodically. 

  • Check the Infinite Campus Student Portal often to monitor your progress and assignments.

  • Time management is crucial in high school. You’ll have more homework and more activities to balance-get organized!

  • Stay on top of your homework and communicate with your teachers for extra help. They are happy to meet with you about your progress.

  • Communicate with and get to know your teachers! They want you to be successful in high school.

  • Set short and long-term goals. Discuss your goals with your parents and/or your school counselor.

  • Learn about the clubs and activities offered at CHS. Get involved! Play a sport, join a club, and do the things you love! Be an active participant in the CHS community.

You Will Be Fine: A Handbook for High School Freshmen | Peter Gassner | TEDxAmadorValleyHigh

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