• Freshman Year

    • Attend Freshman Orientation during August before school starts.
    • Adjust to the new routines of high school; use a planner to keep organized. 
    • Be in school every day!  Keep unnecessary absences to a minimum and always bring a note the day you return to school. 
    • Keep your grades up!  Remember that the grades you earn in high school are the ones that colleges will see when applying for admissions; show them your best work!
    • Students should be on the lookout for their Power Schools login in order to check your grades.  Parents can also sign up for this as well.  This is an invaluable tool to check on student progress in each class.
    • Attend the club fair at lunch during the second week of school.  Find a club or activity that sounds fun and plan to go during the first quarter.
    • Open House in September is a great way for students to introduce parents to their teachers and for parents to learn about their student’s day.
    • If a student is struggling or parents have concerns they should feel free to contact the teachers with questions.  Email is usually the easiest and fastest form of communication and all teachers’ email addresses are in the Faculty Directory of the Middle Creek Website.
    • Counselors are available to talk with students about planning for the future or if they have concerns about things going on now.  Students should feel free to stop by Student Services or email their counselor to set up a time to meet.  Counselors will also meet with all freshman in their English I classes to talk about having a successful year.
    • Create a student account on www.cfnc.org.  Write down your username and password somewhere you will always have it!  Use CFNC to begin exploring colleges and careers.
    • In February/March of each year students will pick their classes for next year.  A Registration Open House is held each year at this time for parents and students to learn more about course offerings.  Parents should help students identify courses they would be interested in, as well as see if there is a subject where they had success in ninth grade and may want to take an honors course in tenth grade.