Transitioning to High School
We email a newsletter to families and students twice a month. Those newsletters, plus any other news that goes home, is archived on our Community Commnications page. You can also follow us on social media below-each sports page hosts an Instagram and Facebook page, too!:
One thing we do at Mountain Range to help freshmen transition to high school is Base Camp. Base Camp, or Advisory, is a year- long 20-minute class designed to help balance students in academics and increase their skill set in social emotional learning. They will have lessons on how to respond to bullying, harassment, and intimidation, coping with stress, time management, study skills, college readiness, goal setting, and grade calculation. They will also build skills in some of the following areas: self-management, self-awareness, social awareness, interpersonal skills, intrapersonal skills, decision-making, and making responsible behavior choices. Attendance is taken, and students earn .25 credit for this class each semester.
Another opportunity for all students is Academic Support. Every Wednesday from 7:40-8:30 am, every teacher is available for students to meet for extra help, to retake tests, and more. Students are encouraged to use this time to get caught up on missing work and get help with any content they may be struggling with. Struggling with time management? Check out these tips.
Every student is assigned a counselor as a freshman, using their last name. Students can find their counselor here.
If a student is absent or late for any reason, it is their responsibility to know the teacher's expectation for making up work. Every teacher in our building will be utilizing Schoology to load all lessons and work. That is the first place that they need to check. Each teacher may have their own expectations about how and when to make up that work (and how to turn it in).
Find your place! Get involved!
We have a wide variety of activities and sports at Mountain Range plus Performing Arts, like music and theater. High school is a great time to try something new! Not only is participation in extracurricular activities linked to academic success, there are other benefits, too!