Your Freshman Year

Transition - Building a Solid Foundation

  • Settle into the routine of high school.
  • Use your student handbook to learn about North High procedures and policies. It is also a good tool to help you keep assignments and homework organized.
  • Develop effective study habits.
  • Realize that attendance and tardies do matter. Strive to be to school and class on time.
  • Get to know your teachers and your counselor. Seek them out if you have questions or need help.
  • Familiarize yourself with the academic resources within the school: resource centers, peer tutoring, library services, etc.
  • Realize that freshman grades do count.
  • Get involved!  Join a club, organization and/or sports team.
  • Take inventory of yourself. What subjects do you like? What outside activities give you pleasure?
  • What areas of study might you like to explore in more depth over the next three years?
  • Have at least one serious talk with your parents about your future, your plans, and expectations they might have for you.


August 11, 2020: Positively North Orientation

August 17, 2020: Freshman Orientation (1st day of school)

  • Introduction of Administration
  • Athletics/Activities Information
  • Meet with Alpha Team, i.e., Counselor, Dean and Psychologist or Social Worker
  • Review Class Schedules
  • Locate Locker
  • Attend each class period (shorten periods)

Grade Level Parent Programs
9th Grade - 2020 Open House Presentation 

December 7 - 11, 2020: Freshman Discover You

January 14, 2021: Conquering College Costs
7:00 p.m. Auditorium

January 8, 2021: Advisement Day

January 25 - 29, 2021: Course Registration for 2021-2022 school year

February 17, 2021: College and Career Planning Night
7:00 pm  Auditorium