Freshmen & Sophomores

What to expect in 9th & 10th grade

We are so happy you are here at MHS this year. In order to maximize your high school experience, we encourage you to get involved. We have many sports, clubs, and organizations for you to join. View the Clubs section under the Student Life section at the top of the MHS website to see what may interest you, then talk to the club sponsor for more information. If you don't see a club that interests you, start your own! See your assistant principal for a new club form. We want you to explore your interests and passion.

Click to see what high school will be like for our 9th and 10th graders.       Freshmen (9th)        Sophomore (10th)



Grade Level

Earned credits

Each semester your student can earn 3.5 credits if they pass each class and do not lose credit for attendance.

By the end of a school year, your student can earn up to 7 credits and will be promoted to the next grade.

9th grade

0 – 5.5 credits

10th grade

6 – 12.5 credits




ADVISORY: Each day, students have mid-day tutoring (30 mins.), called Advisory. It is very important to utilize this time to get help from teachers or to work on school work. Use this time wisely to get help when you have your teachers in front of you and cut down on potential homework.

TUTORING: All students have access to tutoring in Room 109, Tuesday-Thursday from 4:05 to 5:05. Don't wait till you are failing a class, if you need help, take advantage of this free tutoring to stay on target with your grades and study!


By the time you graduate, you will need to complete a minimum of 10 hours of community service throughout your time in high school. You may start logging these hours now. Check out the "Resources" tab to the right and select "Community Service." There, you will see some suggestions for where you could complete service hours. Be sure to print a community service form, get it signed by your non-parent supervisor, then turn the form into your counselor.

Remember, most anything that is non-paid, non-required, and takes place outside of the school day may count toward your community service requirement.     Community service form


It's never too early to start thinking about your future. Not sure what you want to do once you graduate? Use Naviance to complete interest inventories to find out which careers match your personality and strengths. Click PostSecondary Planning to view more details on Naviance. Counselors are utilizing this tool on a regular basis via Advisory and in individual counseling meetings with students and parents.