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Grade 9


 The ninth grade guidance curriculum aims to acclimate the incoming freshman class to Dover-Sherborn High School. Beginning with an optional program before the start of the school year, the Guidance Department utilizes a core group of upper class students (known as Peer Helpers) to ease the transition to high school. An Activities Fair and small group meetings with counselors and administrators encourage students to become fully incorporated into the Dover-Sherborn High School community. Individual and group meetings throughout the year focus on topics relevant to new high school students including:

  • the development of a four-year plan
  • an introduction to Naviance, our career and college exploration system
  • preparation for midyear exams
  • a look forward to sophomore year