9th Grade Academy
I hope that your transition from middle school to high school has been a great one. Please remember that your education is a top priority and I am here to assist you as your school counselor. Keep up the great work. Go Freshmen Warriors!!!
9th Grade School Counselor
PSAT Information for 9th Grade Students
For the first time ever, NAHS 9th grade students have the unique opportunity to choose between two different PSAT assessments: PSAT 8/9, the first assessment in the newly designed College Board’s Suite of Assessments and the traditional PSAT/NMSQT for 11th grade students. On Wednesday, October 14th, North Atlanta High School will administer both assessments.
Students with Disabilities: DSE students can take the PSAT 8/9 and use their current accommodations as no approval is needed from College Board; however, DSE students will be unable to take the PSAT/NMSQT with accommodations because approval is required and the deadline to apply for accommodations has already passed.
Helpful suggestions when preparing for the PSAT:
1. Prioritize what you need to study.
2. Organize your time.
3. Categorize your materials into various study modes.
4. Study with a partner or small group (as needed)
5. Turn facts into questions and drill yourself.
6. On the night before the exam, get a decent amount of sleep.
7. Eat a healthy breakfast the morning of the exam.
8. DO YOUR BEST!
To request a group conference with Ms. Boykin, 9th Grade Counselor, you will need to sign up for a Parent-Teacher Conference at least 2 days in advance on either the 2nd or 4th Wednesday of every month. In an effort to accommodate all parental requests and due to class size, only one conference per month is allowed. Conferences will be held from 4:00 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. To sign up go the following link: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080d49aaa72d6-freshmen
In an effort to communicate in various ways to the Class of 2019, I have created an account with Remind 101. Remind 101 is a safe way for me to communicate with all of you through a one-way text or email message. You must subscribe for the group in order to receive messages.
To receive text messages:
Text @nahs-2019 to 81010
Miss Curriculum Night? Download the Curriculum Night Presentation below:
College seems a long way off in 9th grade, but you need to start thinking about it seriously now. Your 9th grade academic record will be part of your college application. Listed below are things you can do as a freshman to help prepare you for college:
1. Take Challenging Courses
2. Focus on Grades
3. Get Involved in Extracurricular
4. Research and Visit Colleges
5. Discuss Your Plans With Your Family,
Teachers, and/or School Counselor