Freshman Page

Credits
 
Students earn 1 credit for every class that they take with the exception of study hall which earns zero credits. To earn a credit for a course, students must pass the class, earning anything higher than a grade of F.

If for some reason you fail a class and do not receive a credit, be sure to talk to me about how to make up the credit before your sophomore year! This is VERY important!
 

Diploma Tracks
 

There are 3 diploma choices for the State of Indiana:
  • Core 40 (requires 40 credits)
  • Core 40 with Academic Honors (requires 47 credits)
  • Core 40 with Technical Honors (requires 47 credits)
 
Academic Help
 

Teachers are more than willing to come in early or stay after school to help! Many teachers even have organized times they stay after each week. Please make arrangements with teachers to meet with them if help is needed!  
 
Homework Hotline is a free math and science tutoring service.  Call 1-877-ASK-ROSE to speak to a tutor! Also visit www.AskRose.org
 
 
Homework
 

Students should expect consistent homework load. Many teachers give students a chance to complete work in the classroom, however any work that is not completed during that time should be taken home and completed and turned in by the due date. Students are expected to prioritize and plan ahead for homework and studying. Students cannot pass a class and earn credits without completing homework, so it is very important to take the time to complete all assignments!
 

Staying Connected
 

Parents and students are encouraged to use Power School to check their grades and upcoming assignments regularly. Teacher emails are also linked to this site so that students and parents can have an open line of communication with teachers.

Also any time a student or parent has questions, comments or concerns they can contact me and I will be glad to help in any way I can!  
 
 
High School Credits Earned Prior to Grade 9


For students to receive credit for high school classes taken in the middle school, the following must occur:

Algebra I, Spanish I and Biology: Students must pass both semesters with a C or better. 


Preparing for Graduation

Some steps to take your freshman year to make sure you stay on track to graduate are:
  • Pass all your classes. (You need at least 10 credits by the end of your freshman year to be on track to graduate; you have the opportunity to earn 14.) IF YOU NEED HELP, ASK FOR IT!
  • Begin your 4-year plan. This is completed with me at the beginning of the school year.
  • Talk with me about what your future plans are for after high school. I can help you select courses that will prepare you for your future. 
  • Be at school! Attendance is so important! For every day you miss you are a day behind! Plus, we miss you when you are gone!
  • Take things day by day. If you worry about today, tomorrow will take care of itself. If you make sure to get all your work done and do your best, by the end of the semester it will all come together and you will have the grades you want and will earn all your credits!
  • Take summer school classes that will help you get a head with credits or catch you up on credits you may have lost.
  • Get involved! Getting involved in an activity at school will not only enhance your relationships with friends, coaches and teachers, but it also opens doors to opportunities you may not have known were there! Most activities at school can be something you place on college applications!