Focus on Freshmen

Our Focus on Freshmen is a transition strategy that provides a purposeful, proactive plan to strengthen this critical educational transition. 

Our Mission Statement:
Our mission is to provide a supportive environment and meaningful learning experience for all ninth graders in order to prepare them for a successful high school career and beyond.

Our Goals:
Increase overall academic achievement
Improve ninth grade attendance
Reduce number of ninth grade dropouts
Increase passing rate of students from ninth grade to tenth grade
Decrease ninth grade discipline referrals
Boost parent involvement
Foster greater extracurricular and community involvement for all ninth graders



Meredith Spry
Student Support Coordinator
meredith.spry@kcs.k12.nc.us

Dia Harden
School Counselor
dia.harden@kcs.k12.nc.us