9th Grade

Incoming Freshmen

Our interaction with incoming freshmen begins with Family Night in the spring semester of eighth grade, during which we discuss the transition to high school, academic and behavioral expectations, and extracurricular opportunities. You can find the PowerPoint presentation here

 

Course Selection for incoming 9th graders is open from April 20, 2022 through April 25, 2022 via the Google Form that will be emailed from Uni Administration. If your student has questions about their placement in courses, please contact your current middle school counselor.

 

The 8th Grade Parent Coffee will be held on April 20th, 2022 at 8:15am. The handout for the coffee can be found here.

Fall Semester

Early in the fall, we hold a Freshman Parent Coffee to review the transition to high school, high school diploma requirements, college requirements, and support services (peer tutoring, study skills, parent portal, Canvas, office hours, Project Success, etc.). At each progress report, which is issued every five to six weeks, we identify struggling students. When appropriate, we assign students to various interventions on campus for additional support. 

 

In October, we visit the ninth grade classrooms and review graduation requirements, transcripts, college requirements, support resources, GPA calculations, summer school, and mental health supports on campus.

Spring Semester

During the spring semester, counselors visit classrooms for tenth-grade course selection. During spring registration (for fall classes), we are available to answer any questions. In April, we send home letters to parents of struggling freshman who should enroll in summer school classes.

Parent Coffees

The counselors hold two Freshman Parent Coffees to give information to parents of our freshman students. 

 

For the class of 2025, The Fall Freshman Coffee was held on Monday, October 4 at 7:30am. Please click here for the handout and click here for the presentation slides. 

 

The Spring Parent Coffee for the class of 2025 was held on Monday, March 23 at 9am on zoom.  Please click here for the handout and click here for the presentation slides.

Accessing PSAT 9 Scores

To gain access to scores, students (13 years of age or older) must set up a free College Board Account.  Please see the following link for detailed instructions on how to do so: How to Create Your College Board Account.

It is also recommended that students link their College Board Account to Khan Academy in order to receive a personalized SAT study plan based on their results. For more information on how to do this, please visit this link.  Paper score reports will be handed out at sophomore conferences next school year.  

As a reminder, colleges will not have access to these scores, and they will not be visible on student transcripts.  The school and district have access to student scores, but they will remain confidential and will only be utilized to make suggestions for students as they move forward in high school.

 

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