CHECKLIST FOR FRESHMAN YEAR

  • General Notes

    • All freshmen students are part of small learning communities called Freshman Academy. Click here to learn more. 
    • Don’t be afraid to contact your student’s teachers directly. Click here for the list of faculty. Check teacher websites for individual class information.
    • Check the Weekly Bulletin to learn about happenings at CHS.
    • Consider volunteering! Volunteers are still greatly needed even at the High School level. Click here to learn about volunteer opportunities. 
    • Encourage your student to get involved in school activities (music, drama, clubs, athletics, student government, etc.)

     

    Late Summer

    • Registration (class schedule, textbooks, photo id, locker assignment, P.E. uniforms, etc.). Freshman parents encouraged to attend with their student. 
      NOTE: school supplies lists will be discussed on the first day of school for each class. No need to purchase supplies ahead of time.

     

    Fall

    • Back to School Night is an evening for parents to meet their student’s teachers; students are welcome to attend. All Freshman Academy staff will be present.
    • Attend Freshman Academy meeting for parents. Each Academy schedules its own meeting time.
    • Effective Fall 2016: All freshmen students will take a semester of Health 1 and a semester of a new district requirement, College & Career Exploration.
    • Parent-Teacher Conferences take place in the cafeteria. Parents are strongly encouraged to attend. Students are welcome.
    • First quarter Report Cards sent home. These grades are not recorded on transcript.

     

    Winter

    • FINAL EXAMS: 1st semester grades sent home. These grades are recorded on transcript, and determine GPA and class rank. To learn more about the CHS Grading System, click here.
    • Forecasting for Sophomore year. For those considering full or partial IB, make sure your student is on track for pre-IB appropriate courses. Click here to see IB 4-Year planning.

     

    Spring

    • Third quarter report cards sent home. These grades are not recorded on transcript.
    • FINAL EXAMS: 2nd semester grades sent home. These grades are recorded on transcript, and determine GPA and class rank. To learn more about the CHS Grading System, click here.