What was high school orientation like in your teens school? My 14 yo dd will be starting high school and I have no clue what the orientation will be like as I don't have any other kids that have gone through it. I have a few friends but their kids are much older and I suspect things have changed. One thing too the school she is going into is still being built but it is supposed to be done for the new school year. Is it always about a week before school starts? Is it true that 9th graders get picked on (u know a pecking order). I would thing the no-bullying laws would handle that but don't know.