Congratulations, you’re officially a high school student. 9th grade is the year when you will start to learn more about yourself and what the hype about GPA is all about.
Now is the time to buckle down and get to work. This is the time to explore your options and develop strategies to move you toward your future goals. Maybe your interests have completely changed from 8th grade. That’s great! Communicate those changes and plans with a counselor, a college and career advisor, or trusted teacher. Don’t be afraid to ask for help and not know the answers to all the questions you have about your future.