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9th Grade

Welcome Freshmen!

Welcome to high school! We are excited to get to know each of you. Visit the counseling website and your class page frequently for updated information!

IMPORTANT CHANGES TO GPA, CLASS RANK, VALEDICTORIAN SELECTION

Beginning with the Class of 2019, VUSD will recognize the weighted grade point average for courses that are recognized and weighted by the University of California as depicted in the U/C Doorways. Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate courses will also receive a weighted GPA that will be used when calculating the weighted GPA. Class rank will not be identified or displayed on high school transcripts.  

In addition, there will be a new process to determine both Valedictorian and Salutatorian which will include GPA, attendance, and discipline. 

Valedictorian/Salutatorian Selection

GPA and Class Rank

Freshman To Do List

  • Get to know your counselor. We are here to answer any questions you might have about high school and to help you reach your goals. Stop by to say hello.
  • Check the counseling website and your class page periodically.
  • In your Freshman Seminar/AVID course you will set up a California Colleges account you can use to search for careers and colleges.
  • Time management is crucial in high school. You’ll have more homework and more activities to balance- get organized!
  • Stay on top of your homework and see your teachers for extra help. They are happy to schedule time to meet with you.
  • Get to know your teachers! They want you to be successful in high school.
  • Set short and long term goals. Discuss your goals with your parents and/or your counselor.
  • Play a sport, join a club, and do the things you love best! Be an active participant in the Rancho community.