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Hello Freshman Academy parents and students,

Welcome to the Class of 2023! We are so excited that you are apart of the FamiLEE! My name is Nicole Thompson and I am the Freshman Academy administrator. This year our goals are to ease and support students through the transition from 8th to 9th grade and beyond, for all students to move on to the 10th grade without failures, and increase academic rigor and relevance. This will help the students gain a deeper level of understand and apply what they have learned in their everyday life. Our main goal is for every 9th grade student to reach the accomplishment of graduating high school and excel in his/her post-secondary education. Failure is not an option.

In order for these goals to be met, we encourage all students to be at school on time to receive breakfast and be ready for the learning that will beginning at 8:00 a.m. daily. Additionally, it is important that everyone follow the classroom and hallway expectations and procedures.

Freshman Academy Expectations

  1. Be on time
  2. Be engaged
  3. Be on task
  4. Be prepared
  5. Be respectful

Freshman Academy Procedures

  1. Once you enter the classroom, you must stay!
  2. Complete First Five!
  3. No passes out in the first or last 15 minutes of instruction.
  4. ALWAYS use complete sentences.
  5. The TEACHER will dismiss you once your working area is clean!

First Five: The most important minutes of class each day.

  1. Are you in your seat at the start of class?
  2. Are you working on your bell ringer?
  3. Are you on task?
  4. Are you silent?
  5. Is your cell phone silent and put away?

We are excited and ready to have an exceptional school year! Our best always!!!


Nicole Thompson