Freshman Facts

Helpful information from the Ray-Pec Counseling Department

MARCH 2016

Academic Preparation

College Board has created a useful tool to write out an Academic Plan for your High School career and beyond.
A simple form for:
  • Planning out your classes
  • Creating good work habits
  • Solidify academic skills
  • What courses should you take in High School?

Go to the link below for more information:

It's not too late to start thinking about college! Go to the 'College Affordability and Transparency Center'- for some great tools from the US Department of Education. You will be able to estimate cost, compare colleges and find the best fit for your student!

Duke University- Summer Programs

Dear Student,
Spaces Filling Quickly! Apply Now for your Summer at Duke University!
Here at Duke we have been accepting applications since December and we are receiving more applications even earlier this year than last. We encourage you to apply for Duke Summer College for High School Students (grades 10 & 11) to earn academic credit, or Duke Summer Academy for High School Students (grades 9-12) for personal enrichment early while there is still room in the program of your choice.


Nicki Charles, Ed.D.
Duke University, Durham, NC
Director of Summer College and Summer Academy for High School Students

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!

Spring (March-May)

___ If needed, enroll in summer school at Ray-Pec High School. See your counselor for the options best suited for you. Both credit recovery courses and correspondence online classes are available.

___ Review summer programs at to learn about summer learning and enrichment opportunities.