9th Grade

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Work hard. Keep your grades up. Join clubs and go to the games. Always keep your future in mind. Be yourself. Never give up on your dreams. From the beginning, try your hardest and do extra-curricular activities. Attendance is key! All grades matter. Challenge yourself, do not take the easy way out. Have fun! Find something you love and pursue it. It is never too early to start prepping for college. Be involved as a student. Pay attention. Choose the right friends. Do you work on time and don't procrastinate. It is cool to be smart.
Welcome to LCC! We are excited to get to know each of you.  Visit the counseling website and your class page frequently for updated information.  
  • Get to know your counselor.  We are here to answer any questions you may have.
  • Check the counseling website and this webpage periodically.
  • Check your grades on Aeries regularly. Progress reports and report cards are not mailed so we are counting on you to be logging in to check your grades weekly.
  • Start your career and college exploration in Naviance. If you have not already, sign up for your Naviance account.   Use your legal name and student ID# for registration.  Make sure that you provide a valid e-mail address because the counseling department will send you important messages specifically aimed at your grade level.
  • Time management is crucial in high school.  You'll have more homework and more activities to balance-stay organized!
  • Stay on top of your homework and see your teachers for extra help.  They are happy to schedule a time to meet with you.  Free after-school tutoring is available M-Th in the library- stop in for help!
  • Get to know your teachers.  They want you to be successful in high school.
  • Attend your in-class grade-level counseling presentations and ask questions!  
  • You can create and revise a Four-Year Plan at any time.  Make an appointment with your counselor if you want assistance with creating a plan.
  • Read the bi-weekly E-News to stay up to date with important information and events.

  • Play a sport, join a club, try out for a school play, attend all of our school events, and do things you love best! Be an active participant in the Maverick community.  
  • Ninth graders take the PSAT as part of the school day- in October. Taking this test early on in high school will help you become familiar with the content and give you the experience of taking a standardized test.  Interested in information about upcoming changes to the PSAT and SAT?  Visit College Board. 
  • During the month of March, apply for California Scholarship Federation.  See details on the CSF page.

Making High School Count: Whether you're just entering 9th grade or in the thick of your junior year, it's never too early to begin thinking about college.  Find out how your academic record, extracurricular activities, and standardized test results impact the college admissions process. 

Naviance is a program that allows students to assess their personality type, explore careers, majors, post-secondary opportunities and scholarships, and to apply to colleges effectively.  Naviance allows the counseling office to submit transcripts, secondary school reports, and letters of recommendation directly to colleges electronically.  If you are applying to a college, you NEED a Naviance account. Naviance will be regularly update, and it will include access to your GPA, test scores, a scholarship database and the college visit schedule.  LCC has customized pages for students, based on their grade-level, giving them access to appropriate resources for course, college, and career planning. Some of the available resources include:

  • Researching local scholarship options
  • Searching for colleges and viewing multimedia college profiles
  • Displaying scattergrams and application statistics from LCC
  • Registering for college visits
  • Requesting letters of recommendation
  • Accessing web links and custom pages for LCC (Brag Packet, etc.) 
  • Exploring personality types and career interests
  • Researching careers
  • Creating a resume