Freshman Facts

Helpful information from the Ray-Pec Counseling Department


Enrollment Night for Incoming Freshmen and Sophomores

Monday, Feb. 15th, 6pm

20801 South School Road

Peculiar, MO

Please join the Counselors for an evening of information for student enrollment. Break -out sessions, department presentations, Teachers and Advisors will be available for questions.
Raymore-Peculiar South HIgh School, Feb 15th, 6-8pm

Teaching Good Study Habits, Minute by Minute

With clear goals, timed exercises, and games, parents can help design home-study habits by tailoring them to their students' visual, kinesthetic, musical, or social strengths.

Teaching Good Study Habits, Minute by Minute by Heather Lambert

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
Director of Summer College and Summer Academy for High School Students
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

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 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.