The Office of School Counseling has put together this 9th Grade Handbook to help you navigate the first year. If you could use further assistance or have questions, please do not hesitate to contact your School Counselor.At John Champe we want our Knights to become increasingly independent, while parents stay involved enough to help them make good choices and achieve outcomes that are best for them. Walking that line can be challenging! Although parents are kept informed about student progress, students are expected to take responsibility for their academic performance and advocate for themselves. The transition from parents advocating for their children to students self-advocating is a step toward independence and preparation for the post-high school world.In this guide, you will learn how things work in high school and will gain a better understanding of what to expect and how to plan for success in high school and beyond. Your high school counselor will help clarify and supplement this information by meeting with you individually, in groups, and in classroom presentations. Your counselor’s goal is to help you meet your academic, personal/social and career needs. Please contact your counselor with any questions or concerns. We look forward to working with you!