12th Grade Information
Senior Year (12th Grade)
Crossing the finish line by the season...Junior / Senior NightDate: September 15
- Prioritize college choices.
- Know your deadlines for college applications and scholarships
- Continue visiting colleges
- Update or create your resume
- Register for the early fall SAT/ACT if needed
- Make sure your senior course choices meet college expectations
- Fill out the "Brag Sheet" if you need recommendations from teachers or your counselor
- Athletes - go over the NCAA Eligibility requirements with your coach
- Meet with your school counselor to explore options
- Attend college fairs and meet with admissions officers
- Use CFNC to apply and send transcripts to NC colleges
- Use Common App (if appropriate) or applications accessed through the college's website to apply to schools outside of NC
- Review HSHS transcript procedures
- Request recommendation letters from your teachers and counselor if required by colleges to which you are applying
- Start applying for scholarships
- Meet all deadlines for admissions and scholarships
- Make good grades in all classes
- Verify that your college application process is complete
- Complete the financial aid process and FAFSA by March 1st
- Request mid-year transcripts if needed
- Make your final college decision
- Continue to work hard. Despite your admittance to college, your grades still count and poor performance can result in your acceptance being revoked
- Continue applying for scholarships
- Take AP/SAT Subject Test as needed
- Request final transcripts (automatically sent if your requested original transcript through CFNC)
- Athletes - complete NCAA Elgibility requirements
- Complete Future Plans Survey
- Complete Scholarship Reporting Form
- Help your child set realistic goals and have a back up plan
- Discuss future plans, in particular the financial picture and any restrictions regarding college early on in the selection/application process
- Encourage your child to complete their own college and scholarship applications
- Keep in mind that this in your child's future; support them and allow them to make their own decisions
- Attend any senior parent nights hosted at the school
- Encourage your child to be aware of, and meet, all deadlines
- It is a busy time for everyone, please be patient with the school and with your child
10th Grade Information
Sophomore Year (Grade 10)
Things to think about in your sophomore year include...
- Come to school every day you can! Attendance is crucial to high school success. You cannot learn if you are not here.
- Complete all classwork, homework, and study often.
- Get help if needed. HSHS offers plenty of options for free tutoring during H.O.T. Always start with your teacher.
- If you haven't already done so, get involved! We have numerous clubs, activities, and sports to help enhance your high school experience.
- Continue to explore post-secondary options.
- Challenge yourself and don't compare your academic strengths or weaknesses to your classmates. Do the best you can with what you have.
- Don't fall behind. It's easy to drop your GPA, and very difficult to raise it.
- Meet with your school counselor to review your course load and make sure you are satisfying high school graduation and college entrance requirements.
- Begin to study for standardized tests.
- Take the PSAT in the fall. The PSAT is excellent practice for taking the SAT. Your sophomore year PSAT scores will not count for National Merit Scholarship consideration.
- Continue to explore colleges and universities you may be interested in. Check out their admission requirements to ensure that you register for the courses needed and maintain a competitive GPA. Remember, the minimum requirements are just that, minimum.
- Begin to visit college websites and tour colleges you may be interested in.
- Talk with family and friends about their educational experiences.
- Register for rigorous courses for your junior year. Rigorous looks different for everyone, talk to your teachers and school counselor to ensure you are on the right track.
- Your school counselors want to help you reach your fullest potential so you have plenty of options after high school. We will support you, advocate for you, and talk to you anytime. Engage in the process!
9th Grade Information
Freshman Year (Grade 9)
- Rising 9th Grade Parent Presentation February 13, 2020
- Rising 9th Grade Student Orientation and New Parent Orientation scheduled for August 2020 FLYER
- Rising 9th Grade Engineering Expo and Open House Flyer Event date, February 26, 2020
- AFHS Freshman Notes 2020-21 school year
- 9th Grade Registration Guide 2020-21 All WCPSS 8th grade students will register with their middle school using teacher recommendations and this guide.
- CTE Electives Flyer 2020-21 school year
- Action Plan for Freshman Year