Helping Freshmen Succeed

Jon Fangboner, New Options High School Health Teacher, has introduced a new class for Freshmen this year to help them with a successful start in high school.   Studies have shown that students who do well in their Freshman year have a greater chance for graduating on time and successfully transitioning to college or career beyond high school.

The course’s official title is Health and Life Management. This course is designed to give the students instruction in study skills, organization strategies, goal setting, effective communication, and time management techniques. It introduces freshmen to the culture of New Options High School focusing on the traditions, activities, and services available. This class is designed to give the students the tools to be successful in their high school career. Students also work on high school planning and explore post-secondary career HLM 9-30options.

Mr. Fangboner said, “My goal for this class is to have the students take the skills we learn in class and use them to be successful in all the other classes.”  The class reinforces the school’s PRIDE characteristics of perseverance, respect, integrity, discipline, and excellence.

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