The Freshman Transition Network

Working together to transition freshmen & transform schools from the bottom up!

The Ninth Grade Opportunity

The Ninth Grade Opportunity: Transforming Schools from the Bottom Up: The only book written for educators by educators about the essential components of Freshman Transition

Recommended Readings

Books by Members of The Network

Great Books for Teachers

Resources for Freshman Transition

Know any websites with good information for teachers transitioning freshmen? Email a link to and the resource will be added to this list.


Welcome to the Freshman Transition Network

Welcome to the Freshman Transition Network, a group of educators interested in better transitioning freshmen into high school for the benefit of the freshmen and for the benefit of the entire school. We'd love to have you as a member.

After joining, please introduce yourself by replying to the "Introductions" forum post. Then, to learn more about how to make the most of this network, please click on the "Read 1st" tab.


Make The Grade . School

Started by Dr. Ronald G. Shapiro in Inspiring Students Sep 8, 2020. 0 Replies

Please check out this program on Thursday from 8:00 to 10:00 PM.  I am one of the sponsors.  Since the sponsors are paying for the program there is no charge to attend, but you…Continue


Started by Scott Habeeb in General Discussion. Last reply by Scott Habeeb May 11, 2018. 181 Replies

Please tell the other members of the network a little about yourself. Nothing is too short and nothing is too long. Just let us know who we are so we can turn this network into a true community.

Tags: grade, academy, ninth, 9th, introduce

1st Meeting Agenda

Started by Kim Haynes in Inspiring Students. Last reply by Kim Haynes Aug 2, 2017. 4 Replies

I am in the process of organizing our 1st Freshman Academy Team Meeting. Any key suggestions of setting the agenda? I don't want to miss anything of importance nor do I want to set up the meeting for a tangent!Thank you,KimContinue

Orientation Ideas

Started by Michael Johnson in General Discussion. Last reply by Scott Habeeb Aug 1, 2017. 2 Replies

Hello, Esteemed Colleagues,Our building typically offers a Freshmen Orientation the week before school starts, which 95% of our students attend.  This year the two high schools in my district are facilitating their programs for the same length of…Continue


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