Freshman Forum

Welcome 9th Grade Students!

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Freshman Year Checklist

  • Use a day planner to keep assignments and homework organized  
  • Get involved in activities, the arts, clubs and athletics   
  • Register with to create a personal academic profile
  • Take strong academic courses
  • Make good use of your time in tutorial
  • Check your email and your Naviance account for college rep visits at Beckman High  
  • Begin a portfolio that includes high school academic recognition awards, achievements, and projects  
fall semester
  • Have a parent/guardian attend "B Prepared for High School" Parent Night
    • Link HERE for Video Presentation
    • Link HERE for Google Presentation
  • Have your parent/guardian attend "Back to School Night"
  • Have your parent attend Fall "Report Card Night"
  • Visit the College/Career Center and begin investigating college and career resources  
  • Attend Career and College Fair 
  • Review graduation and A-G requirements and create your 4-year plan with your counselor in your biology class   
  • Study for fall final exams
spring semester
  • View the 9th grade Counselor Coffee HERE
    • View slides for Counselor Coffee HERE
    • View the 9th grade Smore Page HERE
    • Questions?
  • Plan out your sophomore schedule and meet with your 10th grade counselor for registration  
  • Plan to visit a college or two during spring break  
  • Have your parent attend Spring "Report Card Night"
  • Study for Spring Final Exams
  • Look into internships, summer programs and community service to strengthen your academic resume 
  • Enroll in summer school classes if necessary  
  • Visit colleges over the summer   
  • Update your academic portfolio file with recent report cards, honors and co-curricular involvement