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 9, 2021: Positively North Orientation

August 13, 2021: 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 - 2021 Open House Presentation 

October 18 - 22, 2021: Freshman Discover You

December 9, 2021: Advisement Day

January 13, 2022: Conquering College Costs
6:30 p.m. Auditorium

January 24 - 28, 2022: Course Registration for 2022-2023 school year

March 15, 2022: College and Career Planning Night
6:30 p.m.