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ERIC Number: ED538735
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Apr-23
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
Transition and Freshman Orientation. Research Brief
Walker, Karen
Education Partnerships, Inc.
Research indicates that academic achievement from middle school to high school decreases while behavior problems, suspensions and expulsions increase early in ninth grade. Hertzog and Morgan found in their research in Georgia and Florida, that those high schools that just did building tours and meetings with school counselors for strictly registration purposes, had the highest drop out and retention rates in ninth grade ("Building bridges between middle schools and high schools"). The literature in this area repeatedly reiterated that the transition into high school is not a solitary event but one that takes place over time. Students entering high school look forward to having more freedom, choice, friendships and extracurricular activities. They also have several fears that include: taking tougher courses, having more homework, making bad grades, getting lost, not making friends, not being liked, being bullied, being teased, and not feeling safe. There are numerous programs and ideas that can take place over time to welcome and orient freshman to high school. This paper offers ways to successfully orient freshman to high school. (Contains 14 online resources.)
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Education Partnerships, Inc. (EPI)
Identifiers - Location: Florida; Georgia