Ninth grade is a pivotal time in a student’s life. At Avonworth, students experience high school for the first time with some specific structures and programs to provide needed support. With a team of similar core teachers, collaboration can occur to best meet student needs. In the 9th grade, all students will take a semester long seminar course to further explore career paths and the habits of mind needed to be a successful high school student. The schedule and a developed advisory program enhance the freshman experience and prepare students to excel through their high school years.