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The prospect of starting your first year of high school is exciting–but can also be nerve-wracking. Many new high school students worry about things like their schedules and if they’ll be able to find their classes. Luckily, there are a few things you can do to make sure you are signed up for the classes and activities you want before school starts, and are overall ready for the new school year.

Nip these fears in the bud by getting organized and informed before school starts. Use this checklist to plan for activities that may occur before school starts, as well as to help you calm any first-day jitters. With a little preparation, all you’ll be feeling on your first day of high school is excitement for the year to come.

Not a freshman? Check out our summer to-do lists for sophomores, juniors, and seniors.