Freshman Class Information
Things to think about in your freshman 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 your work. Class work, homework, and studying are equally important.
- Ask questions often. If you don't understand what your teacher is teaching, ask for clarification. Your teacher doesn't know how to help if you don't let him or her know you are struggling.
- Get help if needed. Go to your teachers during H.O.T. lunch tutorials if you are struggling.
- Get involved! We have numerous clubs, activities, and sports to help enhance your high school experience.
- Start exploring post-secondary options. You don't have to know what you want to do after high school, but it's important to begin to think about your interests.
- Don't fall behind. It's really easy to drop your GPA, and very difficult to raise it back up.
- Begin 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.
- 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.
- Take courses that challenge you.
- Concentrate on making good grades.
- Create a free CFNC account to record your courses, activities, and more.
- Explore career interests at and take interest profiles like the free profile at CFNC.org.
Tutoring and Academic Support
WCPSS Provides a list of tutors that are available in each core subject. Please note that this is the most recent school system's approved list of tutors; these teachers work in WCPSS. A reminder that ethics policies prevent HSHS teachers from being PAID tutors for HSHS students, so parents and students will need to look at teachers on this list from schools other than HSHS.