Dating a freshman
This is a year to discover interest you never knew you had or that an activity undertaken since childhood is better left behind.
Sure, older students have much to teach younger students about leadership and excelling at extracurricular activities, but it doesn’t end there.
It’s just too late to start understanding the process if you wait till junior year, especially from a cost standpoint.
FAFSA forms are based on tax information from January of a student’s junior year.
Every family has its own mores and values and every ninth grader should know them.
Over time, they may discard some of what we say, ignore our warnings or our rules.
Academics may seem a bit challenging, but for most freshman, there is still time to experiment with different extracurricular interests.