The high school years can be mysterious, even scary for students to consider.   These materials are designed to help you set up sessions to provide your students the opportunity to gain an understanding of what to expect.  This knowledge will help them maximize the opportunities that lie ahead and make connections between their high school years and their future. The results are a greater sense of motivation and excitement for these important years!


These lessons are editable so they can help you deliver how YOUR high school works including opportunities for students to participate and practice. Best of all, lessons are filled with scripture and stories that illuminate the significance of this information to their future.


This curriculum is ideal for freshmen orientation activities whether you have a workshop or a series of class meetings with eighth graders.


This quality time with your students is the perfect opportunity to build a relationship with them prior to the heading into the important high school years.

Implementation and Format:

  • Lessons are customizable and can be taught by the school counselor, or any available invested teacher, administrator or parent
  • Lessons are 40-50 minutes in length
  • Lessons include a lesson plan, editable PowerPoint, activities, worksheets and links to additional free resources
  • Activities facilitate self-reflection, collaboration and discussion surrounding important and timely topics
  • Game Center - includes adaptable game ideas and resources!


7 Lessons:

  • Introduction/Overview of the High School Transition

  • High School Guest Speaker Day/Student Panel

  • GPA and Transcripts

  • Earning Credits and Class Rank

  • Opportunities Available

  • Conduct and Connecting to My future

  • Learning and Using My Resources


Curriculum Guide and Toolbox:

Provides the philosophy, instructional goals, student objectives, and items to set up your time together for success such as Lesson Topics Student Survey, Student Anticipation Survey, Teacher Observations Survey, Parent Observations Survey, Sample Student Syllabus, Sample Surveys, Sample Parent Email, Intro Day Video Script and Parent Permission Forms, Certificate of Completion

Freshmen Orientation Lessons, Curriculum Guide & Toolbox

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