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 FRESHMEN!
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.  
 
FRESHMEN TO DO LIST
  • Get to know your counselor.  We are here to answer any questions you may have.
  • We utilize "Remind" to tell you about events and information from the LCC Counseling Office. To join and get  notifications:  Text @lcchs2021 to the phone number 81010.
  • 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 using Big Future.  There are also other benifitial resources that can be found here.
  • 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. Some teachers offer help regularly and some require an appointment.  Check with your teacher if you need additional assistance.
  • 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 or if you want to review what you came up with on your own.
  • 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.  
  • 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.