What We Don’t Tell The Freshmen
Each fall, many freshmen begin classes in the ninth grade. However, the academic rigor needed by freshmen still requires extra support and mentoring – especially to help students succeed in college.
Students face the possibility of making some seriously big mistakes if they don’t receive guidance and assistance from the fourth year of high school. Sophomore, junior and senior years of high school are the first time that many students step away from their traditional high school environments for a fresh start. With the next few years of life ahead of them, freshmen, sophomores and juniors must look beyond their high school educations and make meaningful connections with the adults who have been key to the students’ lives.
In this video, experts from Fifth Third Bank discuss how freshmen cannot let their expectations decline as they go through high school. On the other hand, seventh-year students at Loyola University Chicago realized that the transition to the tenth grade in college was difficult. With a 7th-year junior as a role model, they were able to gain insight into the education, extracurricular and personal life of a ninth-year student.