Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18AttendanceandTardyPolicies What happens if you are late or absent. Are there consequences for being absent or tardy a certain number of times? Does a parent need to call if you’re not going to be in school? Do you need to bring in a note when you return? CodeofConduct/SchoolRules The student handbook will tell you the school’s expectations. Be sure to look the handbook over. Most rules will be common sense (no weapons, no alcohol, no . or bullying); but some things are specific to your school, like the dress code. So, know what’s acceptable and what’s out of bounds. AthleticEligibility Do you want to play a sport in high school? If so, you need to know your school’s eligibility requirements. At many schools, these same requirements also apply to students who are in other activities. If you have a question about eligibility, see your counselor, coach, or athletic director. Got Questions? How hard is it to get into college? Some colleges accept all high school graduates until the spaces are filled. Other schools are more selective and harder to get into. If you apply to colleges whose students have academic records (grades and test scores) similar to yours, you are very likely to be accepted. What if I haven’t taken all of the recommended college prep courses? You may need to take some additional or remedial courses in college. If there are a number of college prep courses you haven’t taken, you may want to start at a community college or branch campus. What if I don’t know what I want to major in? Many students go to college with an undecided major. These students spend their first year taking their general education classes (English, math, history, science, etc.). Am I allowed to change my major? Yes. Many students change their major in college. Q. A. Q. A. Q. A. Q. A. Here are answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about college. 14