About 450 incoming freshmen sampled high school life during California High School’s HS 102 course, a three-week summer program during which students participate in a variety of activities that introduce them to the academic and extra-curricular opportunities available on campus.
Launched in 2013, the program, which ran in July, acclimates students as they transition from middle school to high school, familiarizing them with school expectations and providing them with the opportunity to earn 2.5 credits for completing the course.
Students explored the campus, met with counselors to discuss goal planning and setting, and learned how to use a variety of Google applications, including email and Google Classroom.
Other academic sessions included tips on studying note-taking and using the MLA writing format.
Presentations on clubs and career academies gave students a jumpstart on potential career pathways. The program also featured multiple bonding activities, including obstacle course challenges.
Students are able to sign up for the program during the end of their eighth-grade year and at Future Condor Night, held in March to introduce future freshmen and their parents to programs and classes available on campus.