Freshman Transition

At Camden Catholic High School we recognize the transition from middle school to high school can be challenging.

This transition is marked with significant changes; students encounter new friends, new academic expectations, and new social activities.  Our freshmen come from approximately 80 different schools so we know while it can be a time of excitement it also may be a time of anxiety.  The Freshman Transition Program, guided by Link Crew, seeks to assist incoming freshmen grow and develop spiritually, academically and socially so students know they belong to an Irish family that cares about them and encourages them to find their purpose.  Below is a brief description of different aspects of the Freshman Transition program, important contact information and helpful resources for freshmen.

Link Crew

50+ Orientation leaders made up of sophomores, juniors and seniors, guide the opening days of freshman year, assisting our new students with academic planning, time management, school club involvement and social skills. Link Crew allows the freshman class to bond as a unique community, and gives them the chance to explore their new home before school is fully in session. Link Crew leaders stay in touch with their designated freshmen students throughout the year to ensure they are experiencing Camden Catholic to the fullest.

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Freshman Meetings

The Vice Principal of Student Affairs hosts regularly scheduled meetings with the entire freshman class to help guide them through specific challenges of freshman year. Topics covered include:

  • Study Skills

  • Note Taking

  • Time Management

  • Homework

  • NCAA Eligibility

  • Midterm Exam Preparation

Freshman Retreat

A day for students to learn, reflect and live out our charism of mercy, and also for them to immerse themselves in the history and traditions of Camden Catholic. Students travel together to the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Camden, the original site of CCHS, to pray and join the community in Mass. They also participate in a service project at the Cathedral Kitchen and learn about the daily works of mercy which take place there.

Freshman Socials & Events

CCHS plans exciting and educational events and courses which are reserved specifically for our freshmen students. These include:

Design Thinking with Dr. Nguyen in the St. Thomas Aquinas Innovation Lab

Freshman BBQ & Tailgate Welcome Party

November Spirit Week

December Link Crew Christmas Movie Night

February Social (semi-formal dance)

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