For middle-schoolers making the big move, the transition to high school can be rough. But Boston public school students might find it easier after an orientation program today.
About 3,000 eighth-graders expected to enter a public high school in the fall are all invited to the city’s first districtwide orientation, the Freshman Forum, tonight from 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the Matthews Arena at Northeastern University.
Students will have the opportunity to calm any nerves ahead of their Sept. 8 first day and get to know their future headmasters and classmates as well as students from other schools.
“It’s important for students to know that the school district is made up of more than just their school,” BPS spokesman Matthew Wilder said. “We are a community.”
While students attend sessions, parents will be able to soothe their own concerns at a talk with a panel of various Boston public schools representatives, including superintendents, guidance counselors, family coordinators, teachers, and current students.
The Freshman Forum becomes the third BPS citywide orientation, joining Middle O! in August for students entering middle school and Countdown to Kindergarten in early fall welcoming incoming kindergarteners.
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