AKRON — Tippecanoe Valley High School is holding a freshman orientation event for current eighth grade students to help answer questions about the transition from middle school to high school.
Freshman orientation will take place at 7 p.m. Feb. 13, in the main gym at the high school. There is a snow makeup day of Feb. 23 in case there is inclement weather.
“The goal of freshman orientation is to get students thinking about graduation and what classes they need to take to get there,” said Sarah Tillman, guidance counselor at Tippecanoe Valley High School.
Students who attend will learn about the scheduling process and which classes they should begin to take, depending on which diploma they plan to pursue. Tillman said students will turn in their scheduling forms on the night of orientation. The scheduling form is the list of classes a student wants to take their freshman year.
Students can also speak to different departments and extracurricular groups to learn more information about their options in high school.
A representative from the Warsaw Area Career Center will also be on hand to talk about course opportunities students will have in their junior and senior years. The representative will touch on careers those courses can lead to after a student graduates.
Tillman said attending freshman orientation is not required, but it is strongly recommended. If a student does not attend, he or she must still turn in a scheduling form.