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Hi Folks - I have not posted for quite a while. Here at Urbandale High School we are currently in our 8th year of a 9th Grade House / SLC project. And, while our results are quite well in general, I feel as if we are hitting kind of a plateau and…Continue
After visiting a few schools that have freshman transition programs, I discovered that they offer about half the elective choices to their 9th graders than we do. The mindset is that too many choices are confusing and stressful to parents and…Continue
We are currently looking at having a modified block schedule which will allow us to see our freshman once a week, broken into 4 groups, in a 70 minute setting, kind of like a set advisory period.We are a small school with about 95 incoming freshman.…Continue
The following handouts are from Solutions, etc.'s Freshman Transition Workshops: