High school can be a difficult adjustment for some students.  Therefore, freshmen should focus on classes and acclimating to the school.  Be sure to get involved in a variety of activities.  Freshmen year is a great time to start building your resume for college and exploring your interests.  Remember, all final grades from your classes will be viewed by a college during the application process.  Don't be afraid to challenge yourself and step outside of your comfort zone.  Do your best!