Freshmen Seminar is a course offered to 9th graders during their first semester at the high school. The course is designed to promote a successful transition by acclimating students to high school requirements, expectations, and opportunities for involvement. Through a wide variety of hands-on activities, students receive the guidance and academic/social support neded to thrive in their new environment. Freshmen Seminar is divided into two 9 week modules entitled Personal Development and Self-Management. Through these two modules, students learn time management, conflict resolution, and self-advocacy skills. Freshmen are afforded opportunities to practice communication skills that help them diffuse social dilemmas and cope with peer pressure. Also emphasized are career awareness; study/test taking strategies; organizational skills; ethical behavior, and problem-solving techniques.
The first six days of each nine week grading period will be a cooperative orientation with both teachers (each class period) meeting together in one large group setting. This will enable orientation, speakers, hot topics, and key issues to be covered for every student.
Instructional Content: Personal Development
(Mrs. Callahan, Room A101)
- Personal Development
- Decision Making
- Communicating to Resolve Conflicts
- Choice of Abstinence
Instructional Content: Self-Management
(Mrs. Stefancik, Room B221)
- Getting and Staying Organized
- Time Management
- Study Skills