That's exactly what I have told my DD, the minute you walk through the door at the high school your future begins! I had a neighbor whose DD got involved into too many things as a freshman and her grades went down. She regretted it when it was time to apply for colleges and she didn't get into her first choice because her GPA was not up to standard. Clubs - my DD has already signed up for Debate Club since she was recruited while she was at the middle school debate club. She says that's about the only club she wants as a freshman. The cheer coach was upset when she heard that she wasn't trying out for cheer since the coach had seen my DD cheer for the rec competition team but my DD decided that she wanted to concentrate on dance and academics. Sleep - when my DDs aren't going to a camp they both sleep in until 11 am! I'm going to start cutting that by next week because my freshman DD is going to have a rude awakening since her bus will be picking her up at 6:45 am staring on Sept. 6th. At least my middle schooler will have a little longer to sleep - her bus doesn't come till 8:35 am. I have a question - what to y'all do about supplies for your high schooler? Our high school doesn't give out the supply list until the first day of school and by that time all the sales are over!!! I want to take advantage of some of the sales, what should I get?