Freshman Year

Freshman Year at Downers Grove South High School

Freshman Students, Parents and Guardians:

Welcome to freshman year and Downers Grove South!  Starting high school can be both an exciting and scary time for students and parents.  The first year of high school is a critical time and we want everyone to be aware of important information and resources that can help ease the transition to high school life for students while easing the anxiety that parents and guardians feel, as well.  The resources contained in the documents below are designed to help answer many questions those new to our school might have about this important first year at DGS.

The staff members in our Counseling and Student Support Services Department want to do anything we can to help new students and parents acclimate to our school.  When you have a question and do not know who you should ask, make the school counselor your first point of contact.  While they may not have the answer to every question, they will certainly be able to find the answer or point you in the right direction.  Again, welcome to Downers Grove South and make sure you check out all the great information in the documents listed at the bottom of this page!  Go Mustangs!