Freshmen Transitions: Simply Easy or Daringly Hard

by: Trenton Thompson

All of us have been a freshmen at one point and those of us who have been at Tri City for any length of time have participated in Freshman First. Freshmen First is the first three weeks of school in which the freshmen go through a process in which they become acclimated to the Tri City Prep schedule. This is because Tri City’s curriculum is considered more challenging then the average school.

However Freshmen First is seen differently by different people. Some think that Freshmen First was easy. But the most important part of Freshmen First is to have the freshmen transition into the normal curriculum at Tri City. But even the Freshmen First does not always prepare freshmen for the fall semester.

Cody Tegtman, a freshmen at Tri City Prep, when asked if he thought the Freshmen First was difficult and if it prepared him for the normal school semester, said that it prepared him well and that there was not that big of a transition from the Freshmen First to the normal semester. According to Tegtman, the transition period was well worth it.

This was a view shared by other freshmen. The common opinion was that the three weeks prepared them well.

Aubrey Thompson said that there was not a huge difference between Freshmen First and the fall semester. She also said that the homework level and the teachers where very similar and that it was an easy transition. However, she also stated that although it was similar there was more homework in the normal semester then during the three weeks.

Both Thompson and Tegtman said that Freshmen First was well worth the time.