Welcome Winder-Barrow High School freshmen! You can officially consider yourself a “GG” Bulldogg! Freshman year is the most critical year in your academic journey. A great start in high school can mean an easier road to completing all that is required of you within the next four years. As a high school student, your independence and freedom increases and is more apparent. However, increasing your focus, maturity and determination maintain. Start to identify your support network with positive peer relationships, teachers, counselors and administrators. Tasks to consider can include, but are not limited to: taking the PSAT in the fall, increasing your student involvement by joining a club/sport, becoming more involved in volunteer opportunities, defining your pathway sequence to align with career goals, and talking regularly with teachers about your progress.
This freshmen page and our counseling site exists to give you all specific information that will help you navigate and remain focused this school year. The Counseling Department will assist in providing and disseminating necessary info on your freshmen year, as well as fun info in research, current trends, facts, and more.
IMPORTANT FRESHMEN DOCUMENTS (check back for updates)
The counselors held a resume building workshop during advisement on Friday, September 25th. Topics included learning the key components of a resume, how to format your resume, and helpful tips were discussed. Students were provided the opportunity to walk away with a packet to assist in making/tweaking their own resumes. Attached is the handout from our workshop. […]
HOPE rigor requirement began impacting students who graduate on or after May 1, 2015. In order to qualify for the HOPE Scholarship and Zell Miller Scholarship a student must certain criteria. One of those criteria are the academic rigor requirements. For students and parents who are planning to utilize the HOPE program as a part […]
Celebrate the spirit of service by applying for a 2016 Prudential Spirit of Community Award! All interested students should fill out an online application at http://spirit.prudential.com/view/page/soc. Applications must be completed and submitted to Dr. Darby or a counselor by November 3, 2015. Top applicants will be recognized in our school and community and will receive a […]
KHAN Academy, College Board to offer free SAT Prep! The non-profit organization behind the SAT, widely used as an academic benchmark for college entry, will offer free test preparation in a move to make the highly competitive college admission test more fair and equitable. The College Board announced a partnership with online tutor Khan Academy […]
Attention Students & Parents: “Make College Real ,” will be a presentation by AHS Class of 2015 Valedictorian, Mr. Paul Serrato. It will be here in the WBHS cafeteria Sept. 3, 2015 from 6-7pm. The basic goals of the presentation are to: 1) Learn how to effectively apply to Ivy League institutions and other selective schools/programs […]