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 18Your courses now earn credits All of your courses earn credits that go towards fulfilling your high school’s graduation requirements. Many schools also have specific requirements that students must meet in order to advance to the next grade. For example, freshmen who fail classes may not have enough credits to become sophomores. Freshman grades are part of your high school GPA Your freshman grades will be used to figure your high school grade point average (GPA). Your Grade Point Average is important because colleges and employers will use it to help determine what kind of student or employee you will be. Your permanent record starts now Starting in ninth grade, the courses you take, the grades and credits you earn, and your test scores all become part of your permanent record. If and when you apply to college, a copy of your permanent record—called a transcript—is sent to the college, along with your application. This transcript will have all of your freshman courses and grades on it. Here’savery importantfact: Onceyougetto highschool, everythingcounts. You want to make sure your high school transcript is one that you can be proud of. Everything Counts Now The Best Advice Ever 6