Freshman Facts

Helpful information from the Ray-Pec Counseling Department

JANUARY 2016

Enrollment Information Nights

Please join the Counselors for an evening of information for student enrollment. Break -out sessions, department presentations, and Advisors will be available for questions.


Incoming 11th and 12th Feb. 3 from 6-8pm

Incoming 9th and 10th Feb. 15 from 6-8pm
The best way to develop leadership skills is to practice, practice, practice. And for four days each June that is exactly what Missouri’s brightest rising sophomore student leaders (summer after their Freshmen year) do in the Leadership in Practice program hosted by the Missouri Chamber Foundation. Held on the campus of Westminster College in Fulton, the program engages students in profound ways by putting them through hands-on simulations and activities with experienced business and community leaders from around the state. Developed over 19 years ago to cultivate and instill critical leadership, entrepreneurship and life skills to students throughout Missouri. Rotating across the state, this year’s program will be held on the campus of Westminster College in Fulton.
Click HERE for the application and watch the video below! Click HERE for the Leadership in Practice website and more information.
Leadership in Practice

Greater Kansas City United States Service Academy Workshop

Wednesday, Jan. 13th, 7pm

400 Southeast Blue Parkway

Lee's Summit, MO

Is your student in the top 20% of their class? If so, you and your student are invited to attend the Greater Kansas City United States Service Academy workshop at Lee's Summit High School in their Lecture Hall.
Students in grades 8-11 are invited. Representatives from the US Naval Academy, US Air Force Academy, Merchant Marines, US Military Academy at West Point, US Coast Guard, New Mexico Military Institute and Virgina Military Institute will be available.

Freshmen Year Timeline

The primary focus of your freshmen year should be on taking rigorous courses, keeping your grade point average up, and getting involved in extracurricular activities!

Winter (November-February)

___ Review sophomore timeline so you know what to look forward to next year.

___ Review the Ray-Pec High School Career and Educational Planning Guide and update your Personal Plan of Study to start planning your sophomore year of high school.

___ Review the International Baccalaureate Program requirements and courses on the website http://raypecib.weebly.com/ in order to make sure you are in the right classes and meeting the requirements.

___ Meet with your counselor/advisor during enrollment to discuss your Personal Plan of Study, your post-secondary plans, college and career goals, or things you are uncertain about.