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Freshman Plan

Community Service

All students must fulfill 20 hours of community service in order to graduate. You can start getting these hours this year. Please click here for more information and for the community service forms. See your counselor if you have any questions. 

Wilcox High School Freshman "Preparing for College" Calendar


  • Get settled into high school.
  • Join clubs and get involved.
  • Try new sports.
  • These are all things that will be great on your future college or job applications, and are perfect for your resume.


  • Find out where to get help with graduating from high school and planning your future: visit Counseling office or the Career and College Center.
  • Check out online support: School loop shows grades, homework, news, college visits, and has a guidance section with helpful information.


  • Focus on doing will in your classes.
  • Remember: 9th grade DOES matter!


  • Study for finals - Remember: Your grades go on your final transcript.
  • Get help early and pass classes the first time, rather than make up for low grades later.
  • Use SSR as study time for help with other classes.


  • Get familiar with the A-G college entrance requirements.
  • Research whta classes you need to give you the most choices later. For example: If you want to take AP Biology in your junior year, then you will need Chemistry in sophomore year, not Physiology.


  • Start thinking about what you want to do after graduating high school.
  • If you have older friends, or siblings from sports or clubs, start listening to the discussions about choices and options for college.


  • Select classes for sophomore year, with counselor help!
  • Visit the Counseling Office and College and Career Center to browse through the books and fliers. 
  • Look up college websites on the internet: Links to college research websites in right column "important links".
  • Look up Career interests tests on the internet: Links to career research websites in right column "important links".


  • Think about what you might do in the Summer that you will enjoy, and will help you toward your future goals and earn community service hours, such as volunteer at a shelter, teach an instrument, tutor a child, create a website, ect.


  • Study for finals and get the best grades you can. 
  • Visit your counselor if you are unhappy with your freshman grades - you can create a plan for a better sophomore year.


  • Finish the year with flying colors!
  • Go to graduation of your senior friends and imagine where you will be headed in three years time. 


  • Read a book or two.
  • Do Summer projects for Honors/AP classes, at the time your teachers recommend. (NOT two days before school starts!)
  • Remember that anything you do over the Summer may be useful for your future college applications. 
  • TIP: If you complete community service hours, get a record of this. Forms available in Counseling Office, and on School Loop.