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School Counseling Tips for Freshmen

Starting Your High School Journey

Welcome, Freshmen! As you embark on your high school journey, here are some essential tips and resources to help you navigate the next four years successfully.

Sample Four-Year Plan

This Sample Four-Year Plan will help you understand the academic path ahead and ensure you meet all graduation requirements.

Get Involved

Check out the activities and sports available at Beachwood High School!
Ninth grade is a great time to find activities that you love and to increase involvement in your school and community! Join a club, play a sport, volunteer--anything to keep you involved and build your resume! Colleges are looking for students who participate and show leadership in and out of school.

Academic Resources

Khan Academy

Khan Academy offers practice exercises, instructional videos, and a personalized learning dashboard that empower learners to study at their own pace in and outside of the classroom.

Study Habits of Highly Effective Students

The key to becoming an effective student is learning how to study smarter, not harder. This article discusses the top 10 study habits employed by highly successful students.

Freshman year is a foundation-building period. Engage fully, explore your interests, and establish strong academic habits to set the stage for a successful high school career.

Contact Us

Main Counseling Office Line:
(216) 831-2080 ext. 7600

Meghann Sullivan, School Counselor (All Grades: Last Names A - G), ext. 7612

Sherri Williams, School Counselor (All Grades: Last Names H - O), ext. 7613

Liz Osicki, School Counselor (All Grades: Last Names P - Z), ext. 7611

Keyonna Hughley, Counseling Secretary, ext 7600

Christin Weyn, School Psychologist, ext. 7610

Cindy Toncler, Bellefaire SAY Counselor, ext. 7609

Magen Corbett, LEAF Representative (Financial Aid, Scholarships)