Freshmen Seminar 

Freshman Seminar is devoted to supporting students as they transition into high school. This course is designed to help freshmen students adjust, develop a better understanding of the High School learning process and acquire essential academic survival skills. With attention to the academic, social, and emotional needs of young people, we aim to help every incoming student to chart a course for their high school career and beyond. 

Students will participate in learning activities that promote self-awareness, self-management, character development, social awareness, relationship skills, responsible decision-making, and education and career awareness, exploration, and preparation.


  • With consistent attention to the needs of young people adapting to high school at Gateway, the Freshmen Seminar Teachers design learning experiences that respond to the developmental and academic needs of students. 

  • Students become acquainted with high school and practice effective self-awareness habits with the support of a responsive community. As they assume ownership of their learning, they build constructive relationships to help them along their path toward graduation and post-secondary success.

  • Students will have the opportunity to explore college, careers and other post-secondary opportunities through in class exploration, guest speakers and field work experiences.  


Freshmen Sem

Freshmen Sem