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Freshman Year

WELCOME CLASS OF 2025!
 
FRESHMEN PROGRAMMING

 

Each year, the Del Mar counseling department helps students with their four-year Academic Plan for classes they plan to take in high school through a process called programming. If you missed programming, please contact your Guidance Counselor.

 
 
TIPS FOR FRESHMEN

 

Fall Semester

  • Attend Freshman Orientation usually held the week before school starts.
  • Find out where your classes are and where everything is on your new campus (i.e. student store, library, health office, counselor office, lunch lines, etc.)
  • Review your class schedule to make sure there are no mistakes.
  • Meet new friends and surround yourself with good people.
  • Get involved.  Attend Club Rush in September and join a club.
  • Find out when the various sports are offered.
  • Get ready for final exams in December.

Spring Semester

  • Keep your grades up.  Grades do count your freshman year and set the tone for high school!
  • Get ready to pick your classes when you return from winter break in January.
  • Research classes you’re thinking of:  Talk to friends, sophomores, teachers, counselors, etc..
  • Spring finals are in June.   Study, study, study.
  • Plan for summer ... Work?  Volunteer?  Read two books or more.
 
"TEEN TALK" EDUCATION DURING 9TH GRADE - HEALTH CONNECTED

 

Each year, 9th grade students receive a two-week Teen Talk course as part of their Physical Education curriculum.

This course is conducted by Health Connected and includes comprehensive sexuality education, including: lessons on anatomy; sexual identity; relationships; birth control; STIs; consent; and sexual safety.

Below are the most recent findings from the 2017-18 school year for your review.  If you have any questions about this curriculum, please contact your student's PE Educator.

Image of Health Connected 2017-18 School Report