The Freshman Academy will be a two semester requirement for all incoming freshmen. The Freshman Academy will be used to provide transition skills that students need when entering high school. All freshmen students will be in the academy course during the 4th period of the day. Students will be divided into six sections and rotate through a set curriculum every six weeks with a daily study hall incorporated within the rotation.
Goals of the Academy: To bridge the gap from middle school to high school. To better prepare students academically and socially for the rigors of high school and beyond. Decrease the number of freshmen students who feel overwhelmed, confused and alone. To increase attendance and decrease drop-outs. To provide a support system for freshmen consisting of a core team of adults focused on providing positive interaction.
Structure: The Freshman Academy will consist of two core teams of three teachers each (English, Math and Science). The Freshman Academy will be composed of dedicated teachers who will work together to create a special foundation of educational rigor and relevance in the classroom.
During the Freshman Academy class period students will have the opportunity to receive instruction on six different topics that are relevant to high school success.
Please answer questions 2-7 related to the Freshmen Academy and question 8-11 concerning "closed campus" lunch and the MCHS Cafeteria.