for incoming freshmen …

To get a head-start, complete this writing diagnostic and, if you’d like, some subsequent skill practice over the summer: just join up with our class on with the class code banjo-racket. Once you complete the diagnostic, Mr. Benton will open up some activities to help you brush on your conventions.

And — while there’s no assigned reading — I highly encourage all of my incoming students to find books of their choice to read over the summer. If you’re not sure where to start, here are some recommendations from this year’s Florida Teens Read list.

Oh, and here’s the syllabus for curious minds.

Should you need any help at any point, or if you have any questions about the year ahead, feel free to email Mr. Benton at