Freshman year is a time of transition and discovery. The rigors of high school may provide similar roadblocks faced in junior high; however, the student has developed strategies to tackle these adverse events with a more experienced and confident mindset. One of the most important discoveries during freshman year is learning the difference between work completion and learning. Student’s begin to think critically about the information they are exposed to and recognize the need to learn and apply the same information beyond a test or assignment. During this year, it is important for students to seek out opportunities and experiences in order to narrow their field of interest and strengthen their beliefs. This is a critical year for students to discover the importance of a positive high school experience as it relates to opportunities and options for college and beyond. With emphasis on the Gospel Values of Wellness and Respect, the Student Services Department is committed to ensuring freshman students care for and respect the entire self, in addition to the life and dignity of others in thought, word and action.