Although each year of high school presents its own unique challenges, the transition from middle school to high school is often a difficult one. The Freshman Developmental Guidance Program was developed to help “demystify” the high school experience for incoming as well as present freshman class members. It has been designed to address the academic, social, emotional and vocational growth of the individual student. A major focus of the program rests on identifying and remediating academic difficulties before they become problems. There is close articulation between the counselor, freshman teachers, and parents.